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How to get a job in Australia before I go there?

I'm an IT worker (software dev / test automation). I moved to Australia last year. Seek.com.au is the biggest jobs site (disclaimer: I'm contracting there at present). If you create a profile on ...
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Student on F1 visa. May I accept reimbursement for interview travel expenses?

You're not accepting payment for work, you're accepting reimbursement for your expenses. You are allowed to look for a job while on F1 visa, you're not allowed to actually work.
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How to get a job in Australia before I go there?

It's certainly possible to arrange employment before arriving in your new country, although employers are likely to want to meet you in person before actually extending an offer (particularly if the ...
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"Minus hours" in Germany labour law

I run a small company, but IANAL, as always. One thing is for sure: if you want to work within your daily allowance, your employer has to give you work. If they cannot (because they are searching for ...
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Forgot to notify Immigration Bureau of Japan about job transfer

In principle, you could face a fine of up to 200,000 yen (that's in the same category as, for example, not carrying your residence card when you go out); in practice I have never heard of anybody who ...
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Forgot to notify Immigration Bureau of Japan about job transfer

fkraiem has already provided a fantastic answer, I just want to add my personal experience. Yesterday I notified the Immigration Bureau of Japan via their e-system. They said on their site that ...
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Holidays in US for close relative's funeral in EU?

As far as I know there is no guideline that requires an employer to provide you bereavement leave either paid or unpaid. In the US Government provides 3 days leave for death of a relative as results ...
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Permanent residency catch 22 : Can't get a job for PR, can't get PR without a job

The reason they are not willing to sponsor you for PR is that they can find employees who are as good (or better) for the job, but do not come with such requirement. Generally speaking for an employer ...
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Work for a Canadian company, but reside legally in the US

Your understanding is incorrect. To legally work in the US you need a proper immigration status. If you don't have a US citizenship or permanent resident status (green card) - you need an immigration ...
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Employer green card sponsorship after job termination

Leaving the company does not, in itself, affect the petition -- people can be petitioned while not in the US and not working for the petitioner, as long as the petitioner intends to employ the ...
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Cancelling non-immigrant B visa without going to Thailand

What you have is a non-immigrant visa that allows you to enter Thailand. If you do not use it, it simply expires. A non-immigrant B visa is not an "employment visa". It is a visa that allows you to ...
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"Minus hours" in Germany labour law

Another thing you could do is to read through your employment contract as well as the so called "Betriebsvereinbarungen" - rules that apply for all employes. There should be stated how those hours are ...
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Working for foreign employer between arrival on K-1 (fiance) visa and granting of employment authorisation (I-765)

Would this include working remotely for a foreign employer whilst being paid into a foreign account? Yes. You're not allowed to work in the US, not for a US employer. You'll get your EAD within 3 ...
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Unemployment and health insurance in Germany

I think your best option is to apply to Arbeitlosengeld 2, a.k.a Hartz IV. Basically you apply for some money that should cover for your living expenses + your daughter + health insurance for the ...
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Can stateless individuals in the European Union legally reside and work there?

If the country is a member of the 1954 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons they have to follow the rules of that convention. Read it, and you will know what is required by ...
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H1b visa after job termination

You remain in H1b status for 60 days after leaving the job, unless your I-94 expires sooner (in which case you will remain in status until the I-94 expires). Furthermore, as you have a pending I-485, ...
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Understand a German employment visa rejection

It means that the salary offered by your prospective employer is deemed too low compared to the local standard for similar occupations by the relevant Arbeitsagentur. The law cited, Ҥ 39 (2) 1 Nr. 1 ...
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USA - Singapore, What do I need to know?

I lived in Singapore for some years until 2009. Things might have changed since, and I am not a US citizen, but I will try to answer some of your questions to the best of my knowledge. [Edits by LCR....
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Can my employer change the conditions of our verbal contract or cancel it even though we both agreed on starting day, salary and all conditions?

So, in short, you don't have a contract. Only in very rare situation verbal agreement can be binding, and it is usually not the case with work contracts. There is no way your verbal agreement with the ...
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How can I work on my own startup on H1b visa without green card?

Incorporate back home (in India) and treat every sale of a product as and export from India and import into US No, you cannot do it while you're on H1b. You'd be breaking the law. Working for an ...
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How to find a job in New Zealand or Australia without work visa?

The best solution for Australia is to apply for General Skilled Migration, which gives you (provisional) permanent residence. However, it's a long and arduous path, especially after the recent ...
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Long-term visits to other Schengen countries for US residents

Answering my own question to say what happened. Since I was only planning to stay in Germany for marginally more than 90 days, the Ausländeramt just gave me a Grenzübertrittbescheinigung that lets me ...
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Can I teach maths classes for children in my apartment?

You have an unrestricted EAD, so you are authorized to do any kind of employment (including self-employment) in the US, as far as immigration is concerned. Of course, if you earn any income, make sure ...
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In the Netherlands, am I obligated to refund a previous employer for missing deductions?

This is a very partial answer, because while I live in the Netherlands, all of my labor law experience is knowledge is from a different state and legal culture (Israel). Still, it might be useful to ...
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Remote Work in Norway

For this duration, you would need to register in Norway and become a member of Norwegian social security. This would normally also mean that you would need to pay taxes in Norway. As the taxes in ...
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What penalty would I incur if I violate the resignation notice period?

tl;dr: Talk to your employer and ask for an Auflösungsvertrag. Regarding the maximum consequences, there are the one month gross salary penalty your contract mentions any damages your employer ...
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Teaching in Canada

I am assuming that she wants to qualify to teach K-12 (elementary/secondary). If she wants to teach post-secondary, that will have different requirements. I notice her MA is in history. If she wants a ...
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Can stateless individuals in the European Union legally reside and work there?

There are a few possibilities: You might still be deported to the US. It's more complicated and would require the consent of the US but I remember that the website of the State department suggested ...
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How to find a job in New Zealand or Australia without work visa?

New Zealand has a special sort of Skilled Migrant Worker programme, where you can apply for a visa, and if it's approved, you can come live in NZ and then start looking for work: http://www....
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Long-term visits to other Schengen countries for US residents

You do need a German residence permit (or a long-stay visa and/or authorization to work, as appropriate). As a U.S. citizen, you can apply for it from within the country but you are not allowed to ...
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