Month: April 2019


Oman introduces compulsory health insurance policy

Update: This legislation will start as early as mid-2020. On 24 March 2019, Oman’s Capital Market Authority (CMA) issued legislation introducing compulsory health insurance for private sector employees and visitors. Resolution No 34/2019 – For the Issue of Unified Healthcare […]


India further increases the standard deduction

The Indian government passed the 2019 interim tax budget, which increased the standard deduction limit from INR 40,000 to INR 50,000. The change took effect on 1 April 2019. The standard deduction was initially introduced in the 2018 tax budget […]


Thailand amends the Labor Protection Act

Update: The changes listed in this article are now in force as of 5 May 2019. Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly (NLA) approved a draft amendment to the Labor Protection Act that increases maternity leave, personal leave and statutory severance pay. […]


France amends the healthcare system

During the 2019 budget vote, the French government passed a healthcare bill called “100 percent santé,” which provides full reimbursement through social security and supplementary health insurance for dental prostheses, optical devices and hearing aids. These changes will enter into […]


Canada introduces major changes to the labor code

The Canadian government passed Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act of 2018, No. 2, which amends the Canadian Labor Code and the Employment Insurance Act. Bill C-86 creates pay equity legislation and introduces substantial changes to leave and termination policies. […]