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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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