Month: August 2018

Australia requires bargaining representatives disclose requirements

New legislation that took effect at the end of January 2018 requires bargaining representatives to disclose to employees in detail any personal financial benefits arising from enterprise agreements before they are voted on. Noncompliance with the new disclosure requirement could […]

United Arab Emirates modifies part-time work rights

Ministerial Resolution No. 31 of 2018 allowed national and foreign employees to take several part-time jobs within the 48-hours-per-week limit. Permission from the original employer to take another part-time job is no longer required. Employers cannot use noncompete clauses or […]

Turkey amends tax exemption of mutual termination agreements

Amendments to the income tax law clarified that mutual termination agreements should benefit from income tax exemption within the limit of the mandatory severance payments amount to which the employee is entitled on termination. The exceeding amount should not benefit […]

Turkey change meal card plans

Under new regulations that came into force 22 May 2018, meal cards entities can no longer charge more than 6 percent commission to retail businesses or make any discounts to the employers they deal with. Payments by meal card entities […]

Saudi Arabia amends gender discrimination regulations

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development amended the model Internal Work Regulations (IWR) to prohibit segregation and wage discrimination between males and females and introduce the requirement to obtain the employee’s written consent in the event of a transfer […]

Russia announces foreign national registration changes

Significant amendments to the migration law will no longer allow employers to register their foreign employees at the address of the employer’s office, which has been standard practice. As of 8 July 2018, all foreigners should be registered with the […]

Luxembourg amends sick pay calculation

On 15 April 2018, amendments to the Labor Code introduced new sick pay calculation rules. Employers must pay basic salaries to sick employees who are in possession of their working hours for the entire month in which they fall sick […]

Lithuania drafts social security and income tax reform

Draft tax reform legislation would substantially eliminate social security contributions for employers and double them for employees. Employers currently pay 31.18 percent and employees 9 percent. The reform would see employers pay 1.47 percent and employees 19.5 percent.  The government argues that […]

France announces gender pay gap monitoring software

The French government announced a three-year plan to require companies to erase their gender pay gaps or face possible fines. Under the plan, companies will be required to install special software that directly connects to their payroll systems to monitor […]