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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 […]

Italy: Legislation on Support for the Disabled

(July 27, 2016) On June 25, 2016, legislation establishing measures for the benefit of persons with disabilities entered into effect in Italy. (Law No. 112 of June 22, 2016, Provisions on Assistance Benefitting Persons with Serious Disabilities Who Are Deprived of Family Support (Law No. 112), GAZETTA UFFICIALE, No. 146 (June 24, 2016), NORMATTIVA (in Italian).) The […]

New Zealand: Court of Appeal Finds Non-Payment of Family Caregivers to Be Discriminatory

(May 15, 2012) On May 14, 2012, New Zealand's Court of Appeal ruled that a Ministry of Health policy affecting the payment of caregivers of disabled family members is discriminatory. (Ministry of Health v. Atkinson [2012] NZCA 184.) Under the policy, government funding is available to pay for support services for disabled people where those […]