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10 Strange Employment Laws From Around the World [Infographic]


Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.

What do your employees love about their jobs? More importantly, what do they hate?

One small thing can destroy your working environment and make it toxic. Perhaps one of your team members speaks incessantly while working which irritates those working in the same space. Or perhaps one of your team leaders is delegating work to the team when it’s almost too late to get it done in time.

These are all problems you can talk about to initiate change.

But employment legislation can’t be changed as easily. What if a law is the reason your work environment is stressful? Or imagine if there was actually a law preventing you from hiring the person you want into your team?

In America, no employer is legally obliged to allow bathroom breaks. 

A female in Madagascar is prohibited from working at night unless it’s a family establishment. 

There are many countries around the globe with unique employment laws. How could they impact making your next hire?

You don’t want penalise an employee simply for wearing a funny hat to work, do you? This could happen in New Zealand!

Sidestep these problems by knowing the facts. This helpful infographic put together by our friends at Legacy Citizenship will help. 

10 Strange Employment Laws Around the World

Infographic by Legacy Citizenship

Paul Slezak

Cofounder and CEO at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years. Follow me @paul_slezak.


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