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US immigration: How Biden’s election affects global mobility

Global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump but the new Biden administration is planning a return to a more talent-friendly approach.

California votes to preserve Uber and Lyft drivers’ gig status

9 Nov 2020

In a less commented upon US ballot, California last week voted to exempt Uber and Lyft drivers from being classified as employees.

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Supermarket workers at heightened risk of Covid-19 infection

30 Oct 2020

Essential workers in supermarkets are at a much higher risk of coronavirus infection than the general population, with those in...

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First female chief executive for a Wall St bank chosen

11 Sep 2020

Citigroup has named Scotland-born Jane Fraser as its new chief executive.

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‘Love contracts’? Managing personal relationships at work

10 Sep 2020

While the coronavirus lockdown may have cooled some simmering office romances over recent months, it’s well known that many personal...

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Overseas candidates looking for UK jobs shows sharp increase

9 Sep 2020

Searches by overseas workers for UK jobs have reached their highest level since December 2018, according to job site Indeed....

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Global bank to make working from home permanent

25 Aug 2020

JPMorgan Chase will introduce rotational working model with large proportion of staff able to work from home on a regular basis.

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Uber and Lyft granted reprieve in California employment row

19 Aug 2020

Gig economy firms continue to fight legislation forcing them to treat their drivers as employees.

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McDonald’s sues ex-boss for ‘lying’ about sexual relationships

11 Aug 2020

McDonald’s Corporation has launched legal action to recover tens of millions of dollars of severance pay and benefits from its...

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US Supreme Court hands down landmark ruling for LGBT workers’ rights

16 Jun 2020

The US Supreme Court has ruled that it is unlawful for employers to dismiss workers because of their sexual orientation...

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Black Lives Matter: Employers urged to take a stand against racism

3 Jun 2020

HR professionals are being advised to “check in” with their employees and do their best to accommodate annual leave requests...

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Facebook to pay $52m for failing to protect staff from harmful content

13 May 2020

Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to a group of workers who claimed they received little psychological support after...

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California sues Uber and Lyft over driver benefits

6 May 2020

The state of California is suing the ride-hailing technology companies Uber and Lyft for failing to provide benefits and protections...

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Global mobility leaders: ‘Your country needs YOU’

28 Apr 2020

One of the best known images of the First World War is the commanding face of Lord Kitchener, his finger...

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US unemployment claims leap three million in a week

26 Mar 2020

The US Department of Labor has announced that new unemployment insurance claims leapt by more than three million last week...

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