2019-01-01

Contesting Penalties imposed by the immigration authorities in Russia.

Article by Marina Akeeva, Labour Practice Consultant, Brand & Partner 

The article focuses on contesting penalties imposed by immigration authorities. The article examines specific aspects of jurisdiction in disputes with immigration authorities if the company is to be held liable.

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2018-12-14

Minimum Wages in China 2018-19

Minimum wages in China continue to grow. Through the first 11 months of 2018, 15 provinces, directly-controlled municipalities, and autonomous regions have increased their minimum wages: Beijing, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Henan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Sichuan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Yunnan. One more region – Chongqing – has already announced its wage increase for 2019.

Last year – a politically important one – 20 out of the 31 regions in mainland China increased their minimum wages. In 2016, only nine regions increased their wages, while 19 did so in 2015.

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2018-10-17

Key capabilities of German firms in Nigeria

This study was done by Africon

Efforts by the German firms can be supported by strong partners – leaving all the work to these partners is however not enough.  Interestingly, factors such as adapting products to local needs, lobbying the German or Nigerian government, as well as attending Nigeria focused trade shows did not have a significant impact.

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