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Japan: Foreign Caregivers Will Soon Be Able to Work in Japan

(Dec. 27, 2016) An amendment to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act (Immigration Control Act) and a new law, the Act on Adjustment of Technical Training of Foreigners and Foreign Technical Trainees’ Protection (Technical Training Act), were promulgated in Japan on November 28, 2016. (Acts No. 88 & 89 of 2016, KANPO, Extra Edition […]

Algeria: Governmental Assistance for Elderly Defined by Executive Order

(Dec. 14, 2016) Algerian law gives the elderly in need the right to in-home governmental assistance, leaving the implementation process to the executive branch.  (Law Concerning the Protection of the Elderly, No. 12 of 2010, arts. 21 & 23, JOURNAL OFFICIEL (in Arabic).)  An elderly person is defined as a person who is 65 years […]

Israel: Labor Court Orders Compensation for Age-Based Discrimination

(Sept. 7, 2016) On August 21, 2016, the Regional Labor Court in Tel Aviv Yafo accepted a suit for compensation for unlawful dismissal of an employee in violation of the prohibition on age discrimination under Israel’s Equal Opportunities in Labor Law (EOL Law), 5748-1988. (Sefer HaHukim [BOOK OF LAWS, the official gazette] No. 1240 p. […]