On August 18, 2015, France published the law on Social Dialogue and Employment in the Official Journal. The new law focuses on employee representation and streamlining the Works Council representation for larger employers. It also introduces a new form of representation for smaller employers.
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.
Canada has issued the Digital Privacy Act, which updates the provisions of PIPEDA (the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act ).
A recent case has highlighted that there are separate statutory rights that can provide an employee protection against unfair dismissal, regardless of workforce size.