COLOMBIA – New Immigration Compliance Rules and Penalties

Effective 16 May 2018, Resolution 1238 establishes stricter criteria for compliance with immigration obligations, and bigger penalties for non-compliance.

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This news alert was prepared using information provided by Brigard & Urrutia Abogados.

ISRAEL – Immigration authorities announce extensive enforcement inspections

The Population and Immigration Authority of the Ministry of Interior has formally announced that, within the coming weeks, they will be conducting unannounced and extensive enforcement inspections at companies employing foreign workers and refugees.

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ISRAEL – Immigration authorities announce extensive enforcement inspections

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

MEXICO – Increased Immigration Verification Visits

The National Institute of Migration (INM) has recently increased the number of immigration verification visits.

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MEXICO – Increased Immigration Verification Visits

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Arellano Abogados.

ITALY – Labour Authorities Step Up Enforcement of Posted Worker Rules

The Italian Labour Inspectorate (INL) has implemented stricter rules and policies on investigating company compliance with Italy’s rules implementing the European Union (EU) Posted Workers Enforcement Directive.

The INL is increasing efforts to detect companies failing to comply with Italy’s rules on the transnational posting of workers – including failures to file timely posted worker notifications with labour authorities and continually rotating posted workers to fill the same position.

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ITALY – Labour Authorities Step Up Enforcement of Posted Worker Rules

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Mazzeschi.

Newland Chase Webinar| GOING GLOBAL: 3 Best Countries to Expand Your Business

10 April 2018 @ 11:00 am EDT / 4:00 pm BST

There are currently 195 countries in the world in which companies can do business, and each country presents its own set of opportunities and challenges. High among those challenges is navigating the constantly-changing world of corporate immigration.

Whether you are an established player on the global stage or planning to become one, this webinar will review the business climates in the Netherlands, Singapore and Sweden, with a focus on their immigration processes.

Join us for our next webinar on April 10th as we review three countries from Forbes magazine’s “Best Countries for Business” based on factors covering the legal and economic aspects impacting business.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to analyse a country’s general business climate and corporate immigration system to determine the optimum countries for expanding your business.
  • Understand the general process for corporate immigration for three of the most attractive countries currently for international expansion.
  • Get the “pros” and “cons” of the corporate immigration systems for each of these top three countries for business.


SLOVAKIA – Changes to Rules for Employment and Assignment of Non-EU Nationals

Amendments to Slovakia’s Act on Act on Employment Services will take effect on 1 May 2018, bringing several changes to the rules for the employment and assignment of non-EU nationals.

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SLOVAKIA – Changes to Rules for Employment and Assignment of Non-EU Nationals

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Pro Relocation.

Newland Chase Webinar| Canada’s Fast-Tracked Immigration Streams

13 March 2018 @ 6:00pm GMT

In response to rapidly changing global immigration trends (particularly next door in the US.), and the demands of the global technology industry, Canada is “upping its game” in the competition to attract the world’s best tech talent. Canada is further opening its doors to tech and information firms with innovative fast-track immigration streams to assist companies in attracting and retaining the world’s top foreign tech talent.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Uncover the opportunities presented by Canada’s new Global Skills Strategy and Global Talent Stream programs.
  • Learn how to utilise these programs effectively to retain valued foreign employees and mitigate risk to your company from shifts in corporate immigration policy – such as the potential changes to the H1-B and H4 visa programs in the US.
  • Get the details on how you can keep your foreign talent in the North American market through a successful “talent parking” strategy using Canada’s GSS/GTS streams.

Meet our Presenter: Herman Van Reekum

As Senior Advisor, Herman Van Reekum serves as Newland Chase’s top subject matter expert on Canadian immigration law. After 15 years of government service with the Canadian Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Herman founded VRV Global, which grew over the next 20 years into one of Canada’s leading specialist corporate immigration firms before being acquired by CIBTVisas in 2014. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary with both Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Political Science.

Meet our Presenter: Ken Nickel-Lane

As Managing Director of Newland Chase’s Canada operations, Ken Nickel-Lane leads the firm’s business development and client management and service delivery in Canada. Prior to joining the firm, Ken held director and senior management positions and brought more than two decades of experience providing global mobility and workforce solutions to a wide range of industries. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelors in Psychology.