Global Benefits Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

We hope you can join us at our upcoming Lockton Global Benefits events! 20 October 2020: Webcast – Ireland: Planning for Benefits in a Post-COVID World Speakers: Fionan O’Sullivan: Corporate Sales Director at Lockton’s partner, Acumen & Trust Ciaran Martin: Director, […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong extends maternity leave to 14 weeks [Updated]

Update: The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, which increases the statutory maternity leave to 14 weeks, will be effective on 11 December, 2020. Hong Kong’s Legislative Council has passed the Employment Bill of 2019 introducing additional maternity benefits for female employees. […]

Indonesia

Indonesia to introduce mandatory public housing fund contributions

The government of Indonesia passed implementing regulations to the law on Public Housing Savings which creates a government-sponsored housing savings fund with mandatory contributions. The new law aims at helping public and private sector workers finance the purchase, renovation or […]

UAE

UAE expands equal pay provisions

The president of the UAE recently approved Decree Law No.6 2020 (the Decree), expanding existing equal pay provisions. The Decree was issued on 25 August 2020, and should enter into effect one month after its publication in the UAE Official […]

UAE

UAE introduces parental leave benefit

The president of the UAE recently approved Decree Law No.6 2020 (the Decree) granting private sector employees five working days of employer-paid new parental leave. The Decree was issued on 25 August 2020 and should enter into effect one month […]

Qatar

Qatar to establish minimum wage and lift restrictions on foreign workers

On 30 August 2020, the government of Qatar passed two pieces of legislation establishing a statutory minimum wage and eliminating the requirement for foreign workers to obtain their employer’s permission before changing jobs. The minimum wage law will enter into […]

Ireland

Ireland to expand paid and unpaid parental leave benefits [Updated]

Update: The most recent increases to the parental leave entitlements introduced by the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 will apply beginning 1 September 2020. Employees will now be entitled to take 26 weeks of unpaid parental leave, compared to the […]