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UE / Proposals for companies to help those worse affected by redundancies into new jobs approved

European MPs have approved “daft” proposals for companies to help those worse affected by redundancies into new jobs, in a move that will intensify tension between the EU and Britain over unnecessary red tape. The European Parliament report, drawn up by Spanish socialist MEP Alejandro Cercas, calls for new rules requiring any single company with … Continue reading

Netherlands / New redundancy rules will hit older staff

Plans to reduce golden handshakes and make it easier for companies to sack staff will hit older workers particularly hard, according to the Dutch personnel officers’ organisation NVP. The organisation says it is raising the alarm because it wants to ensure a ‘reasonable’ approach to redundancy. ‘We work for employers but we also see the … Continue reading

Weakening labour regulations will stimulate job creation is an unfounded claim says International Trade Union Confederation

The 2013 edition of the World Bank’s Doing Business report, released today, makes unfounded claims that weakening labour regulations will stimulate job creation. It states that countries that reduce dismissal notice periods or severance pay “are addressing one of the main factors deterring employers from creating jobs in the formal sector”. (Doing Business 2013, p … Continue reading

Labour Market Regulations : Policy makers do not necessarily have a comprehensive approach

Mariya Aleksynska and Martin Schindler provide descriptive statistics showing that there exists substantial heterogeneity in labor market institutions across regions and income groupings, and that much of the sample variation is driven by institutional changes over time in low- and middle-income countries in Labor Market Regulations in Low-, Middle- and High-Income Countries: A New Panel Database published bu (Adapted excerpts by … Continue reading

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