The Philippines amends alien employment permit rules

On 25 September 2019, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) of the Philippines issued Advisory No. 19-08 requiring foreign nationals who are applying for Alien Employment Permits (AEP) to submit applications and pick up their AEP cards in person. […]

Vietnam foreign workers required to contribute to social security

Foreign workers employed in Vietnam for one year or more and for at least 15 days per month are subject to compulsory participation in social security effective 1 December 2018. Previously, employers were not required to enroll foreign employees. Employers […]

Serbia amends Foreigners Act

Effective 7 July 2018, amendments to the Employment of Foreigners Act simplified the work permit process by shortening from one month to ten days the period during which the employer is required to justify the hiring of a foreign citizen […]

Italy passes “Dignity Decree”

On 13 July 2018, the Italian Government passed the “Dignity Decree,” which was converted into law No. 96/2018 on 11 August 2018. The key changes include:  The maximum length of fixed-term contracts decreased from 36 months to 24 months with […]

Russia announces foreign national registration changes

Significant amendments to the migration law will no longer allow employers to register their foreign employees at the address of the employer’s office, which has been standard practice. As of 8 July 2018, all foreigners should be registered with the […]