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Trump’s executive order on highly skilled migrants: does it affect your business?

While much of the focus in the US at the moment is on President Trump’s own hiring and firing practices,...

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Valentine’s Day: 10 potential problems with workplace romances

10 Feb 2017

Can employers have rules on personal relationships at work? Is it harassment for a worker to ask a colleague out...

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Uncertainty prevails as travellers offered conflicting US immigration advice

30 Jan 2017

The US Embassy has revised its advice to travellers after President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration led to confusion....

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Hillary Clinton on gender pay equality: on-demand video

12 Apr 2016

Hillary Clinton joined a round table discussion on gender pay equality, broadcast live on Personnel Today earlier today. An on-demand...

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Congratulation leave? Unusual types of leave from around the world

14 Jan 2016

Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...

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Ten notable facts about Puerto Rico labour law

12 Nov 2015

Employers in Puerto Rico must take account of both US federal and Puerto Rico labour law. This dual legal system...

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US visa eligibility: five HR issues when transferring employees

28 Aug 2015

For HR professionals identifying viable non-US citizen candidates for hire in the US, investigating visa eligibility is mandatory prior to...

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Facebook to raise minimum wage and improve benefits for contract workers

15 May 2015

Facebook is to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the USA for its contractors and suppliers, among...

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Transatlantic trends: HR in the US vs the UK

1 May 2015

Given the huge disparities in the levels of maternity pay and annual leave, UK professionals could be forgiven for thinking...

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Election 2015: employees’ rights to their opinions

14 Apr 2015

With the UK’s general election looming large, Karen Baxter of UK law firm Lewis Silkin and Sal Simao of US...

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Managing the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace

27 Jun 2014

The increasing use of e-cigarettes, which are not covered by the same legislation as tobacco products, means employers may have...

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