INT 113 Southern New Hampshire University Belgium Labor Law Discussion Responses

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Respond to two of your classmates; attached and share some observations or additional research you found regarding their country choices.

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Discussion Rubric: Undergraduate Your active participation in the discussion forums is essential to your overall success this term. Discussion questions are designed to help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts and goals of the course. These discussions offer you the opportunity to express your own thoughts, ask questions for clarification, and gain insight from your classmates’ responses and instructor’s guidance. Requirements for Discussion Board Assignments Students are required to post one initial post and to follow up with at least two response posts for each discussion board assignment. For your initial post (1), you must do the following:  Compose a post of one to two paragraphs.  In Module One, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  In Modules Two through Eight, complete the initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.  Take into consideration material such as course content and other discussion boards from the current module and previous modules, when appropriate (make sure you are using proper citation methods for your discipline when referencing scholarly or popular resources). For your response posts (2), you must do the following:  Reply to at least two different classmates outside of your own initial post thread.  In Module One, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  In Modules Two through Eight, complete the two response posts by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone.  Demonstrate more depth and thought than simply stating that “I agree” or “You are wrong.” Guidance is provided for you in each discussion prompt. Rubric Critical Elements Comprehension Exemplary Develops an initial post with an organized, clear point of view or idea using rich and significant detail (100%) Timeliness Engagement Writing (Mechanics) Provides relevant and meaningful response posts with clarifying explanation and detail (100%) Writes posts that are easily understood, clear, and concise using proper citation methods where applicable with no errors in citations (100%) Proficient Develops an initial post with a point of view or idea using adequate organization and detail (85%) Submits initial post on time (100%) Provides relevant response posts with some explanation and detail (85%) Writes posts that are easily understood using proper citation methods where applicable with few errors in citations (85%) Needs Improvement Develops an initial post with a point of view or idea but with some gaps in organization and detail (55%) Submits initial post one day late (55%) Provides somewhat relevant response posts with some explanation and detail (55%) Writes posts that are understandable using proper citation methods where applicable with a number of errors in citations (55%) Not Evident Does not develop an initial post with an organized point of view or idea (0%) Value 40 Submits initial post two or more days late (0%) Provides response posts that are generic with little explanation or detail (0%) Writes posts that others are not able to understand and does not use proper citation methods where applicable (0%) 10 Total 30 20 100% Bailey Paxson posted Nov 17, 2021 Belgium Employment Law (Wageindicator.org, 2017) • Minimum wage with effect from Jun 01, 2017 till May 31, 2018 • Working week is 38 hours • Maximum of 9 hours per day and 45 hours per week • Exceptions up to 11 hours per day and 50 hours per week are possible, but subject to strict regulation and mutual consent • Belgian employment policy is based on consultation between the social partners Sales Tax (DutyCalculator, 2015) • Vat (sales tax) 21% Trade Policies (Office of the United States Trade Representative, 2014) • More than 80 percent of our GDP is exported abroad • Has a free trade agreement • 13th largest exporter of goods worldwide • Member of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 since 1 January 1948 Business Observations • Belgium is one of the founding European Union members • Free trade agreement lets easy and fair trading • With the UK exiting the Union Belgium will take on most of UK's exportations • Working hours are fair and easy • Belgium took a decrease from Covid 19 but is sky rocketing back up References DutyCalculator. (2015). Up to date sales tax rates for 139 countries. Pitney Bowes. Retrieved from http://www.dutycalculator.com/sales_tax_rates_by_country/ Wageindicator.org. (2017). labor law in Belgium . Retrieved from https://web.archive.org/web/20170904070453/http://www.votresalaire.be/main/droits Office of the United States Trade Representative. (2014). Belgium. USTR. Retrieved from https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/2014%20NTE%20Report%20on%20FTB%20belgium.pdf Rachel Maddox posted Nov 18, 2021 Chosen Country : Portugal Employment Law: (Meusalario.pt - Direitos do trabalho. 2019) • Employees get 22 days of paid leave • Maternity leave is part of the parental leave. It gives the mother 120 or 150 days depending on pay scale. 6 weeks postnatal is mandatory and 30 days before birth is an option. • Retirement is 66 years of age with 15 years working, or 55 years of age with 30 years working. • Minimum wage per month is 635,00 € • Minimum wage per year is 8 890,00 € Sales Tax: (Portugal VAT and Sales Tax Rate for 2021) • 20.00% VAT sales tax Trade Policies: (Portugal Tariff Rates 2021), • A key EU priority is to ensure products marketed in the region are safe for the environment and human health. United States manufacturers exporting to the European Union need to ensure their products meet these requirements to enter the market. • Portugal Tariff rates was 1.84% in 2019 Business Observations: • Portugal follows the regulations and recommendations of the EU • They have lower tariff rates • Portugal is lower than other European countries when it comes to minimum wage • Portugal has a pretty good family leave plan Resources Meusalario.pt - Direitos do trabalho. (2019). WageIndicator.org. https://web.archive.org/web/20191221044915/https://meusalario.pt/direitos-do-trabalho Portugal VAT and Sales Tax Rate for 2021. (2021). Http://World.Tax-Rates.Org/. http://world.taxrates.org/portugal/sales-tax Portugal Tariff Rates 1988–2021. (2021). MacroTrends. https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/PRT/portugal/tariff-rates . (2021). MacroTrends. https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/PRT/portugal/tariff-rates less
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Rachel Maddox posted Nov 18, 2021
Chosen Country : Portugal
Employment Law: (Meusalario.pt - Direitos do trabalho. 2019)


Employees get 22 days of paid leave



Maternity leave is part of the parental leave. It gives the mother 120 or 150 days depending on
pay scale. 6 weeks postnatal is mandatory and 30 days before birth is an option.



Retirement is 66 years of age with 15 years working, or 55 years of age with 30 years working.



Minimum wage per month is 635,00 €



Minimum wage per year is 8 890,00 €

Sales Tax: (Portugal VAT and Sales Tax Rate for 2021)


20.00% VAT sales tax

Trade Policies: (Portugal Tariff Rates 2021),


A key EU priority is to ensure products marketed in the region are safe for the environment and
human health. United States manufacturers exporting to the European Union need to ensure
their products meet these requirements to enter the market.



Portugal Tariff rates was 1.84% in 2019

Business Observations:


Portugal follows the regulations and recommendations of the EU



They have lower tariff rates



Portugal is lower than other European countries when it comes to minimum wage



Portugal has a pretty good family leave plan

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