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Hiring domestic help may reduce caregiver stress

Posted by jacobo 126 days ago China PR
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Elderly spouses caring for a sick husband or wife were less stressed when they hired a domestic helper, suggests a new study from China.

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Foreign workers on the rise in Eumseong County

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Republic of Korea
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Rapid population growth attributed to an influx of foreign workers has slowly begun to change the face of some regions in Korea.

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Maid to Pay: Exploiting Asia’s Domestic Workers

Posted by jacobo 104 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Although physical abuse dominates headlines, it is not the only issue domestic workers encounter.

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HK Labor Department probes abuse of Filipino migrant worker

Posted by jacobo 107 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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HONG KONG – In a rare move, the Department of Labor in Hong Kong is reportedly set to prosecute the employer of a Filipina domestic worker who has sought help for alleged abuse.

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Migrant workers in the fishing industry protest

Posted by jacobo 95 days ago Taiwan
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Rights advocates and foreign deckhands hired by Taiwanese fishing boats yesterday demonstrated outside the Legislative Yuan, protesting a proposed amendment to the Fisheries Act (漁業法) that would exclude foreign deckhands from being covered by mandatory social insurance, such as labor insurance and the National Health Insurance.

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Immigrants can be bridges to foreign nations: minister

Posted by jacobo 100 days ago Taiwan
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Minister of the Interior Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) yesterday said that new immigrants play an important role in Taiwanese society and expressed hope that they and their children will become an important bridge for communication with other countries.

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AL Plenary Gov’t to demand more social responsibility from casino operators

Posted by jacobo 94 days ago Macau SAR
http://www.macaudailytimes.com.mo —

Upon reviewing current gaming concessions in 2015 and 2016, the government will demand more action on social responsibility from casino operators, Secretary for Economy and Finance Mr Francis Tam revealed yesterday in the Legislative Assembly (AL) plenary session.

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China may ease green card rules to attract foreign workers

Posted by jacobo 92 days ago China PR
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China may make it easier for foreigners to apply for permanent residency in an attempt to attract more talented workers to the country, the authorities said yesterday.

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