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A microscopic image of the Zika virus. CDC/Phanie/REX/Shutterstock

Zika and employees – an unfortunate Olympic challenge

Ed Stacey examines whether employees can be forced to work in Brazil in light of the Zika virus

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Ten things you didn’t know about employment law in Brazil

2 Aug 2016

The 2016 Olympic Games kicks off in Rio de Janeiro on Friday 5 August with a colourful and energetic opening...

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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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Employment law in Chile: Seven interesting facts

2 Jul 2015

Chile is host to many multinational businesses, and has one of the highest rates of working hours in the world....

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Global employers with operations in Argentina will be aware of some of the more unusual legal requirements

Seven striking facts about employment law in Argentina

24 Mar 2015

Do employment contracts in Argentina need to be in writing? Are employees entitled to paid sick leave? How should employers...

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