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, […]

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 […]

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico introduces a paid voting leave

Puerto Rico’s Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced signed into law a new electoral code (Act No.58-2020) on 20 June 2020. This new electoral code establishes a two-hour employer-paid leave during the workday to vote in primaries and other electoral events. Key […]

Mexico

Mexico to reform social security pension system

The Mexican government and key private sector groups (employer and employee representatives) have reached an agreement to reform the AFORE (Admistradoras de Fondos para el Retiro) defined contribution system that would, among other things, increase employer retirement contributions and shorten […]

Australia

Australia expands parental leave flexibility

The Australian government passed the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Act 2020 in June 2020. This legislation provides parents with children born or adopted on or after 1 July 2020 more flexibility in how they take their paid parental […]

Macau

Macau amends Labor Relations Law

Macau has amended the Labor Relations Law to extend the minimum paid maternity leave period and introduce employer-paid paternity leave. Additionally, Law No. 5/2020 on the Minimum Wage for Workers has been approved, setting a minimum wage for all private-sector […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong extends maternity leave to 14 weeks for 2021

Additional information on the history of this bill can be found here. Hong Kong’s Legislative Council has passed the Employment Bill of 2019 introducing additional maternity benefits for female employees. Background Female employees in Hong Kong who have worked under […]