Technology is changing the way people look at work today. Digital technological advances have led to remarkable flexibility in how, where, and when we work- especially during times like the present when the entire world is going through a global pandemic requiring flexible work policies. COVID-19 has allowed people to set up offices at home and make use of digital live streaming to replace in-office meetings.
In some countries around the world, women are underpaid for the same job as their male counterparts. They are made to work overtime without any compensation, and breaking through the glass ceiling is made to be very difficult.
The United States of America is the world’s largest economy and contributes about 24% to the world’s GDP. With a population of 330 million people, the US is also home to a large number of foreign talent and migrant workers who come to this ‘land of opportunities’ in search of better jobs and lives for themselves and their families.
No one enjoys getting fired, but what if your country made it difficult for you to get fired without just cause? In this country, companies with more than 100 employees can’t fire an employee without government permission!
Although a relatively small country geographically, Bangladesh has the eighth largest population in the world (168 million), a GDP of $274 billion, and a thriving export industry for manufactured goods, including textiles, electronics, leather, and jute.
Australia is the world’s 6th largest country in land size. It is the largest country in Oceania, which comprises 14 independent nations (including New Zealand and other small Pacific island countries).
In April of 2021, the Mexican Federal Government amended several provisions of the Federal Labor Law. The goal of these amendments was to essentially prohibit employer subcontracting or “outsourcing,” which the law defines as “when a natural or legal person provides or makes available their own workers for the benefit of another.”
Workers all around the world are protected through the right to form a union, along with promises of equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender. Core labor standards have been set out by the International Labor Organization (ILO) that member states, including Bangladesh, must follow. This is so that workers are given the freedom of association, along with the right to bargain, are protected against any sort of forced labor and child labor, and do not face discrimination in employment.