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.
In this week's Global Glance we look at Uber’s and Airbnb’s differing global strategies, a pro golfer’s UK visa woes and luxury vacations.
The global growth experts at U.K.-based Radius say they’ve helped a couple hundred companies grow overseas, including Tesla Motors Inc. Radius reduces the risks of expanding abroad by setting up foreign entities for clients and providing them with accounting, bookkeeping, payments, payroll and banking services.
Depending on how you look at it, temporary assignments to China just got a whole lot more complicated or significantly more clear with the announcement late last year of newly clarified visa requirements for some short-term workers.