Year: 2020


Spain clarifies gender equality obligations

On 14 October 2020, the Spanish government approved two Royal Decrees intended to work in tandem to clarify gender equality policy and reporting obligations adding clarity and teeth to the Gender Equality Law 2007. As a result, employers with more […]


Ireland’s pension reform

The Irish government’s decision to reverse the increase in the state pension age from 66 to 67, effective 1 January 2021, has firmly put the topic of retirement planning back on the agenda. The Irish government had come under pressure […]


India to implement major employment law reforms

In September 2020, the Indian Parliament passed three federal employment law codes on: Social security Industrial relations Occupational safety, health and working conditions Along with the Code of Wages passed in 2019, which has not yet been implemented, the new […]


France introduces paid caregiver leave

The French government added a government-funded allowance to the existing caregiver leave provisions. The new allowance was included in the Social Security Finance Law for 2020 and entered into effect on 1 October 2020. Key details Caregiver leave was introduced […]


Israel to expand the gender pay gap reporting obligation

The Israeli government recently published an amendment to the Equal Pay for Male and Female Employees Law (1996) (the “Law”) to expand the gender pay gap reporting obligation to all private sector companies with greater than 518 employees starting 1 […]


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. […]


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 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 […]