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In Germany, is lunch included in an 8 hour shift?

In Germany, is lunch included in an 8 hour shift? No. A lunch break is mandatory (30 minutes minimum in an 8 hour day) but unpaid. If you come in at 8:00 and have to work 8 hours, 16:30 is the ...
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Changing jobs after 6 months as a Blue Card holder

It is possible, but you will need permission. You can freely change jobs on a Blue Card if you have already been in the country for two years. Prior to this two year period, you will need to gain ...
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Am I just considered a tourist, and am I able to leave and return to the UK while on that free tourism visa?

The big problem that I see with this arrangement is that the UK considers it work -- and it is; you will literally be working for compensation -- and will not allow you to enter for that purpose ...
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EU citizen moving to the UK. Need a 2021 update

As 2021 (soon 2022), what are the regulations for moving to the UK for work? For most EU citizens, this will not be possible without a sponsoring employer, which is excluded from consideration. ...
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As a European Citizen can I get a residence permit in Czechia while I work remotely for a Greek company?

First of all, EU citizens are allowed to stay in Czechia indefinitely without any formal registration of temporary residence. (UPDATE: EU citizens in Czechia are required to report their presence to ...
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As a US citizen, can I work remotely for a US company while living in Canada?

A work permit, include possible CUSMA/NAFTA facilitation, is usually only possible if you have a Canadian employer or you are self-employed in Canada. If your principal purpose is to temporarily visit ...
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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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US citizen working remotely for a US company wanting to stay in France for 9 month

You will most likely be entitled to a long-term visa, but that does not necessarily give you the right to work in France. It does however relieve you of the need to worry about leaving the country ...
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Expatriating to Germany without speaking German as a French fluent in English

As I would like to find a job in Stuttgart related to supply chain management, I was wondering how to find a job where it would not be mandatory to speak the local language perfectly since my current ...
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Can workers escape Saudi Arabia by going to their embassy?

I grew up in Saudi Arabia as an expat. My father still works there. The exit visa is a special case when your employment is terminated and you are no longer entitled to return. This is different ...
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Situation where EU freedom of movement is restricted by a combination of government red tape and corporate policy

Yes, it's a problem and the EU is aware of it, e.g. through requests submitted to Solvit, where Sweden has one of the worst resolution rates. The EU internal market scoreboard notes that Most ...
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Is it allowed to work ONLINE on F-1 visa?

It is prohibited. "Off-campus" refers to the identity of the employer, not to your physical location. Freelance work would be for an employer who is not affiliated with your university, so it would ...
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Preparation for moving to Prague: what comes first?

I'd recommend to start by looking for a job. First, it will be less stressful to move into a new country if you already have a job lined up; second, your employer will probably be able to help you ...
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Entering the UK on a Tier 1 (Exceptional talent) 5 year visa earlier than the originally submitted 'intended date of arrival'

You have an entry clearance starting in November, but want to arrive 4 weeks before its start date. There are two things that factor in to this question. The first is Paragraph 30C of the Immigration ...
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Some experience or advice for moving from Colombia to Ireland

Your steps are correct, but be aware that moving to Ireland as a non EEA person can be difficult. Moving for work purposes would probably be the easiest pathway for you and your wife to move to ...
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UK Tier 2 visa sponsorship for an IT role by a small or large organisation

Yes, fewer than 250 employees is the official mark for a SME (Small or Medium Enterprise), and there are often policies aimed at assisting this end of the market. Points b and c on that document are ...
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Moving to the UK and "Brexit"?

From a checklist perspective, Brexit would not effect your friend since she is a US citizen and would have to jump through (at least) the same number of hoops before or after Brexit. For EU nationals ...
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Changing jobs after 6 months as a Blue Card holder

I agree with @solidcell his answer. Except the question asked stated Company name is not written on the card, but it is written on an extra paper which came with the card. Not that the company ...
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Do Australian citizens need any paperwork to work in New Zealand?

I Googled it for you and came on these two great government websites: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/australian-resident-visa and https://www.employment....
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Australian citizen working in the USA

No, there isn't. The US and Australia do not have a working holiday visa arrangement, and the VWP explicitly does not permit work. The closest option would be the E-3 visa, but this is similar to ...
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Australian citizen working in the USA

There are J-1 "exchange visitor" programs that are used for seasonal workers. These require a sponsor who will employ you; before and after the program you have a 30-day "grace period" during which ...
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Working remote for a French company as a non-EU spouse of a EU citizen in Croatia

Under the circumstances you describe, you won't be working in France, so you won't need a French work permit. But French payroll systems will generally assume that the worker is in France, so subject ...
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I'm an American with Japanese permanent residence living and working in Japan. I also want to do remote work with a US firm. What must I do re: taxes?

The taxes on your new job would be the same as the taxes on your existing income -- they will be taxed by both the US and Japan. They will be taxed by the US because you are a US citizen. They will be ...
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Work in remotely for Germany, while living in Portugal, how would health insurance work?

Employers almost universally frown upon that, potential liability for tax withholding, mandatory insurances, and just engaging some body of law that you don't fully understand is too great. Health ...
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Studying and working in different cities in Canada

Your first place to look for this kind of information is the Statistics Canada website. For the 2006 census, it had information on employment by industry in each census metropolitan area (CMA), ...
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What is better choice living place or salary in Sydney?

Take the one with shorter travel distance. This exact issue has been disused on vlogbrothers by Hank quite recently Sources (taken from vlogbrothers): Homeownership doesn't increase happiness: ...
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Do I have to pay taxes in the US if I work remotely for company in other country and pay taxes there?

Here is the relevant article: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/foreign-tax-credit Basically, you reduce the amount of taxes you owe in the US for that foreign income by the ...
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Working for US company remotely from UK, can I work from their office while visiting?

De jure there are dozens of complex laws and regulations regarding remote employment, under which you may or may not need a special visa in order to work in a given country. Tax laws are an additional ...
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Doing freelance work in France--permission needed?

As @audionuma explained, if you are freelancing, you are effectively running a business as far as the law is concerned and you are expected to register accordingly. You also need to have a status ...
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