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

In Germany, the working time is limited by laws, in this case the general ArbZG: § 3 Arbeitszeit der Arbeitnehmer Die werktägliche Arbeitszeit der Arbeitnehmer darf acht Stunden nicht überschreiten. ...
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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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Working in Switzerland with a Romanian passport

Yes, the restrictions do apply even if you already have a job lined up. In fact, I don't think there is anything forbidding Romanian citizens to look for work for up to three months and they can ...
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Can a english(non-chinese) speaker survive living in Beijing?

(I lived in Shanghai for five years and toured Beijing and other Chinese cities.) English is spoken in high-end Western establishments. Elsewhere written and spoken English is very rare. Basic ...
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Non EU-citizen spouse working rights

A non-EU family member of an EU citizen enjoys freedom of movement only when accompanying or joining the EU citizen. You would not have a right to move to Germany or to work there unless your wife ...
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Australian PR : Can I work in New Zealand

Yes, you will be eligible to work in New Zealand too. Source: http://glossary.immigration.govt.nz/australiancitizensandresidents.htm
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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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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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Frequency of short stays in Japan

For Japan (And many countries): It depends. Lots of people do it, but technically your visa is for tourist purposes, and you're meant to be doing that, not working. If you're working during your stay,...
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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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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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Can a english(non-chinese) speaker survive living in Beijing?

You'll be able to do quite a lot of things in English, but your time will be much more enjoyable if you are able to learn a few simple words and phrases. There are situations you'll find yourself in ...
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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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In Germany, is lunch included in an 8 hour shift?

As per labor law, if you work 8 hours, there's a pause of 45 min, not included in work time, split to 15 minutes breakfast pause, and 30 minutes lunch/dinner pause. So you'd be expected to work 8 ...
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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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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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Is it possible to get US J1 visa (trainee program) as software developer? (I don't have a degree)

You're asking about work. I'll quote from your comment: "I'm trying to find legal basis for getting a temporary job in USA" J1 is not a work visa. J1 is issued for internships and trainings. If ...
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Frequency of short stays in Japan

The bigger limit you'll eventually run into is the half-year limit. If you're staying more than 50% of the year within a country, it becomes your primary place of residence, which entails a bunch of ...
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