Month: July 2019


Ireland to expand paid and unpaid parental leave benefits

The Irish government is introducing two changes to expand family leave benefits. The first change, the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019, or “the Act,” will extend the existing unpaid parental leave for each child from 18 weeks to 26 weeks. […]


UAE introduces a new employment law

On 30 May 2019, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) enacted a new employment law which introduces statutory paternity leave and amends several provisions of the existing 2005 employment law, including sick leave pay and paid time off. The 2019 […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong introduces individual voluntary health insurance scheme

On 1 April 2019, the government of Hong Kong introduced a new individual Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS). This legislation aims to offer consumers additional choices through private healthcare services, alleviate the burden on the public healthcare system and encourage […]