During the last six months, China have made a number of changes to its immigration policy, however the changes are for now only relevant to Shanghai and Beijing.
For non-EU/EEA workers, access to the Danish job market has been possible through two separate routes – the green card scheme and the pay limit scheme. Effective June 10, Denmark has repealed the green card scheme, citing issues with the quality of workers that have entered under the scheme. The change has an impact on Danish employers, making it more difficult to hire non-EU/EEA workers.
Last summer, the UK government put forward sweeping changes for the Tier 2 work visa. Following a backlash, these proposed changes have been revised. Here is a summary of the finalized changes.
Welcome back to Global Glance. This week we look at two former Disney tech workers suing the company for immigration violations; what makes an "American" car; and a Hong Kong publisher's vendetta.
The UK, known for its restrictive immigration laws, badly wants to stimulate growth in its technology industry and recognizes that importing talent will help. With that in mind, it has started a new program to ease the way for foreign coders and technology-oriented business developers to work in the country.
In an attempt to reduce the amount of illegal workers in France, the Ministry of Labor is introducing a "name and shame" policy against non-compliant employers.
In an attempt to reduce the red tape involved with gaining employment approval for a non-EU worker to transfer to an organisation within the EU, a common requirement for most multi-national companies, the EU developed the EU Directive 66/2014 on intra–corporate transfers (ICTs).
As businesses increasingly compete globally for the best and brightest workers, some governments are pushing back to make sure locals don’t get left by the wayside. Many countries are tightening their immigration laws, while others — particularly those facing a decline in working-age population — are liberalizing them. It’s important to stay on the right side of these changing laws: penalties for breaking them range from “snap audits” by the authorities to fines, imprisonment and loss of the right to sponsor future employees. Here’s a look inside the immigration kaleidoscope in 2015.
The UK operates a work entry visa designed specifically to accommodate entrepreneurs and investors. As of September 1, 2015, it is a requirement for entrants to provide a criminal background check issued from each country they have lived in for a period of 12 months or more during the last 10 years.
Effective September 2015, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will coordinate with the Australian Taxation Office to compare visa application and data submitted by companies for tax purposes.