Migration for Employment

Bilateral Agreements at a Crossroads

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This report opens with an overview of bilateral agreements and other forms of labour recruitment of foreigners in several OECD countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States) as well as in the Philippines and Romania.  It then has a series of chapters describing the management and implementation of these practices and analysing the impact of these agreements on labour markets, economic development and migration policies of both sending and receiving countries.  It also examines the prospects for this type of migration. The Annex lists the principal agreements signed by OECD countries, by type of recruitment scheme (e.g. seasonal, contract workers, trainees and guest workers).

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Employment of Foreigners in and from the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has concluded many bilateral agreements on mutual employment (Annex 5.A.1). Several of these agreements were signed before 1989 and fall outside the scope of this chapter because, during communist times, there was no real movement of labour based on free market principles within the Eastern bloc. This chapter therefore concentrates on agreements concluded since 1989. The national legal framework for...

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