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Posts from June 2012.

Brazilian Basics

As a leading and influential economy in Latin America (and the world), Brazil is an attractive country for employers and employees. Among Brazil’s positive attributes are its rich and warm culture, amazing sites, trendy fashion, and great food! Brazil’s vast and vibrant economy sources include natural resources and raw materials, solar energy and other forms of alternative energy, tourism, manufacturing of numerous consumer ...

On April 18, 2012, Irish Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton, launched a website the purpose of which is to make it easier for businesses in Ireland to comply with regulations that affect them. You can find Minister Bruton’s website here.

Particularly helpful for global human resource specialists and employment lawyers advising clients doing business in Ireland is this sub-page within the website, published by the Irish National Employment Rights ...

This is the sixth article in a series about Central and East European employment law issues.

Since 1990, Poland has been steadily transitioning to a liberalized economy, and although progress has been rocky at times, Poland stands out as a bright spot among its fellow transitional economies. Poland still struggles with rigid labor and employment laws, low-level corruption, and creaky infrastructure, but boasts an educated workforce, and according ...

In the face of a growing economic crisis, a 23% unemployment rate and an unemployment rate of 50% affecting the youth, the Spanish Parliament recently passed drastic reforms relevant to Spanish labor law known as Royal Decree Law 3/2012 (“Spanish Labor Reforms”). The enactment of these reforms will make it easier and cheaper for employers to lay off workers, will provide incentives for employers to hire younger workers, and is expected to increase ...

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