Global Benefits Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

We hope you can join us at our upcoming Lockton Global Benefits events! 24 February 2021: Netherlands Employee Benefits Featured Speaker: Rene Hooftman Registration link coming soon 14 April 2021: Employee Benefits and COVID-19 Impacts Featured Speaker: Chris Jamieson Registration […]

Ireland

Ireland to extend paid force majeure leave for 2021

The Irish Labour Party recently proposed the Sick Leave and Parental Leave Bill 2020 (the “Bill”), which amends force majeure paid leave for employees whose children are unable to attend school or preschool as a result of COVID-19 governmental measures. […]

Ireland

Ireland to introduce sick pay for 2021

The Irish Labour Party recently proposed the Sick Leave and Parental Leave Bill 2020 to provide all employees with up to six weeks of employer-paid sick leave. If passed, the bill would not be effective until at least April 2021. […]

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 […]