Month: October 2019

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico introduces a new leave right

On 1 August 2019, the government of Puerto Rico introduced a new leave for public and private sector employees to handle the effects of sexual harassment in employment, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and child abuse. Fifteen days of unpaid […]


Poland to sharply increase minimum wage

The Polish government will raise the national minimum wage by 15% in 2020 and again in 2021, followed by a 10% increase for each of the following years until 2024. Background According to the Central Statistical Office of Poland, over […]


India reduces Employees’ State Insurance contribution rates

On 1 July 2019, the Indian government lowered the rate of contribution required under the Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Act 1948 to reduce employers’ financial burden and increase employees’ take-home salaries. The ESI contribution rate was reduced from a total […]