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A Modest H-1B Proposal?

March 25, 2008
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China’s Safety Net Challenge

December 7, 2007
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Industrial Policy No Joke

November 16, 2007
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Dubai’s Dark Globalism

November 12, 2007
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Firms in France Penalized for ‘Abusive Layoffs’

November 6, 2007
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French industrial tribunals have hit companies with stiff financial penalties for what they term “abusive layoffs” of people hired under so-called new-hire contracts, which were introduced to encourage recruitment, and companies to fire employees for any reason in the first two years.
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Yes, You Can Enforce Non-Compete Clauses

October 4, 2007
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California is most notorious for this, but in recent years several states have considered or passed legislation limiting the use of employee noncompetition agreements. Courts in other jurisdictions have cut back on the ways in which such agreements may be used, often in contradictory and confusing decisions. But employers still can use non-compete agreements. Here are some of the lesser-known methods.
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Productivity Pride?

September 29, 2007
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The Union-Free Good Times May Be Over in China

July 12, 2007
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For years, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, the only legally recognized workers organization in China, had been passive insofar as foreign-invested enterprises in the country have been concerned. But multinational companies like Wal-Mart and McDonald's are striking unionization deals with the federation, and that's a signal that those days could be over.
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