Until this year, UK employers had to acquire physical documents from their employees as proof of their right to work in the UK, a process many found needlessly cumbersome. Employers may now fulfil their obligations using an online service, which provides real-time information on migrants’ right-to-work status.
Singapore announced in its 2019 budget that it will lower the percentage of foreign workers allowed in the services sector. Authorities are looking to reduce Singapore’s dependence on foreign labour.
As American immigration policy tightens, more work visa requests are being refused, putting a damper on applications and leading some US-based companies to consider expanding to the UK, Canada and other countries as a means of bringing in skilled foreign workers.
Overdue US tax payments can now lead to denial of a passport or passport renewal. Expats and their employers need to understand the law and its ramifications.
Theresa May gathered her Brexit “war cabinet” last week to solidify her government’s Brexit strategy before delivering a highly-anticipated speech on Friday. This post summarizes recent UK and EU Brexit publications and gives a picture of how far the UK has come in its efforts to provide businesses with certainty about how its economy will operate after Brexit.
A new Brazilian law loosens immigration restrictions, gives foreign workers additional rights and simplifies the visa process for business visitors and tourists.
The UK issued a position paper outlining proposals for allowing trade to continue between Ireland and Northern Ireland without erecting physical borders post-Brexit, but uncertainties remain.
President Trump’s visit to Warsaw highlighted Poland’s steady rise to economic prominence over the last two decades. The Eastern European nation is now poised to join the ranks of IMF advanced economies. The last country to make that leap was South Korea 20 years ago.