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

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CANADA – Government adds three more occupations to Global Talent Stream

On 12 June 2018, the Canadian government marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Global Talent Stream pilot by expanding the Global Talent Occupations List, bringing the total number of qualifying jobs on the list to thirteen.

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CANADA – Government adds three more occupations to Global Talent Stream

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AUSTRALIA – Skilling Australians Fund Update

The Department of Home Affairs that the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018, which was passed by the Parliament of Australia on 9 May 2018, is expected to be implemented during the first quarter of the 2018-2019 financial year (i.e. between July and September 2018.

AUSTRALIA – Skilling Australians Fund Update

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NETHERLANDS – Right to NETHERLANDS – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 1 July 2018Search Period Extended to EU Blue Card Holders

The Dutch government decided on 8 June 2018 to lift the current work authorisation requirements for Croatian workers from 1 July 2018.

From that date, Croatian nationals will have the same access to the Dutch labour market as nationals of other EU Member States

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NETHERLANDS – Croatian Worker Restrictions Lifted from 1 July 2018

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EUROPEAN UNION – European Court of Justice Rules that EU Countries Must Recognise Residence Rights of Same-Sex Spouses

On 5 June 2018, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that all European Union Member States must recognise the residence rights of non-EU national same-sex spouses of EU citizens who were married in another Member State.

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EUROPEAN UNION – European Court of Justice Rules that EU Countries Must Recognise Residence Rights of Same-Sex Spouses

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THAILAND – Recent Amendments to Foreign Employee Rules

Effective 28 March 2018, the Emergency Decree on Managing the Work of Foreign nationals (No. 2) B.E. 2561 (2018) introduced some important changes to the immigration and employment rules for foreign nationals.

The decree also reduces the severe and complex penalties on non-compliant employers and foreign national employees imposed by Emergency Decree B.E. 2560 (2017).

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RUSSIA – New Law on Counter-Sanctions Does Not Directly Restrict Immigration

Effective 4 June 2018, Federal Law No. 127-FZ “On Measures of Affect (Counteraction) in Connection with Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and other Foreign States” authorises the government of Russia to impose responsive restriction measures on the US and other foreign states at the President’s decision.

The final version of the law does not specifically stipulate the possibility of imposing a ban on the employment of foreign nationals. This may indicate that such a ban is not being considered among the most likely responsive measures.

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