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Posting of workers in Europe, as of January 1, 2017

Free movement of people and services is one of the essential principles of the European Union (EU)
  • 08 May 2017
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Working in the EU; posting requirements

The European Union currently consists of 28 member states. One of the characteristics of the Union, is freedom to provide services within all of the EU, including freedom of movement of workers to provide such services, also called ‘posting’. However, that freedom is restricted. In general, this means pre-posting registration requirements.
  • 17 November 2016
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Travel to the EU; prior authorization required

On November 16, 2016, the European Commission presented a plan applying prior registration requirements to non-EU visa waiver travelers
  • 17 November 2016
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Hong Kong as Asia hub

Hong Kong as a jurisdiction is used more and more to act as a hub in Asia.
  • 21 October 2016
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Employment of foreign specialists in Turkey

Turkey will implement new rules that will facilitate the deployment of foreign specialists and investors
  • 21 October 2016
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Start-Up Companies scheme in Singapore

Singapore applies a so-called Start-Up Companies scheme
  • 21 October 2016
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Travel to Iran and the US

Iran is slowly getting out of the embargo sphere, trade with and investments in the country are on a steady way up.
  • 21 October 2016
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No local presence; employee leasing

In heavy red-tape countries, it can be favorable to ‘’lease’’ employees, instead of hiring them.
  • 21 October 2016
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New policy in regard to foreign directors and owners of Russian companies

Russia has imposed new barriers to foreign directed investment.
  • 21 October 2016
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Physical space required when setting up a subsidiary company in India

India does no longer allow the use of virtual offices when starting operations in the country.
  • 21 October 2016
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Changes in employment legislation in the USA; higher salary costs

As of December 1, 2016, a new set of rules shall apply to overtime payment in the US.
  • 21 October 2016
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Travel to Canada; prior authorization required

After a leniency period, the requirement of having obtained an Electronic Travel Authorization, abbreviated eTA, has become mandatory for travelers, who don’t already have a Canadian visa.
  • 21 October 2016
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