The Treaty on Social Security will mutually exempt certain individuals of the other country from the payment of certain social insurance premiums.
The Circular will mutually exempt certain individuals from the payment of various social insurance premiums.
As of January 1, 2017, Canadians who are dispatched by Canadian companies to work in the territory of China, or who are self-employed, or staff working on vessels and aircraft, or government employees, could be exempt from the payment of the endowment insurance premiums in China.
On September 30, 2015, China and Switzerland reached a Bilateral Social Security Treaty. This Treaty provides that when an employee of an enterprise of either country is dispatched to work in the other country, that employee and the corresponding enterprise will not need to pay mandatory social security insurance premiums, including pension insurance premiums, in […]
The Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark and Sweden are vital to the global economy. Combined, they employ more than 13 million people and all three are ranked in the top 35 countries with the highest GDP. Despite the similarities though, when it comes to employment law, there are very important distinctions to consider. As such, […]
I’ve been in Brussels for a few months now and my stay here is about to end, though it has been a priceless opportunity. The experience I have gained will certainly follow me wherever I go. With L&E Global, I had the opportunity to work on numerous international files across several jurisdictions, namely: Denmark, Norway, […]
The European Union’s Youth Employment Initiative 2013 (YEI), launched to address the occupational challenges of young adults, is moving forward. The YEI is designed to allow the Member States to improve their policies by providing additional funding to fight youth unemployment, which has risen to unprecedented levels – the unemployment rates for young people in […]
A recent study released by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, revealed that weekly working time throughout the European Union remained steady at 38.1 hours in 2013 (the same as in 2012).1 The study also exposed significant differences in regards to paid annual leave among the Member States. In an […]
The Irish low-fare airline Ryanair’s employment practices were recently challenged by the Norwegian courts. On 20 June 2014, the Appeals Selection Committee of the Supreme Court of Norway unanimously rejected an appeal from Ryanair, claiming that an unfair dismissal lawsuit against Ryanair must be tried in Ireland, where the company is registered, and not in Norway, where the plaintiff lives and was located when she was dismissed. The ruling may have repercussions for Ryanair’s operations in Europe. It is also a reminder to other European employers that the contractual freedom may be limited in cross border employment relationships, with regard to the jurisdiction of national courts and choice of national employment law.
50,3% of the Swiss population voted “yes” to the Initiative against “mass immigration”, with almost 6 out of 10 Swiss citizens taking part in the referendum. The Initiative also states that “all opposite international treaties must be reviewed within 3 years of the vote” and that is where the debate actually lies, since it means that the Free Movement of Persons Agreement in itself shall be reviewed and most likely reconsidered.