Month: February 2020

Mexico

Mexican women plan a nationwide strike against gender-based violence

On 9 March 2020, many Mexican female employees will be participating in a high-profile strike against gender-based violence. Background It is estimated that around 10 women are murdered every day in Mexico. Several nationwide weekend protests have been held over […]

Peru

Peru introduces compulsory life insurance from the start of employment

On 29 December 2019, the government of Peru issued Emergency Decree No. 044-2019 to improve measures protecting the health and safety of employees. The new regulation mandates employers to provide employees with compulsory life insurance from the start of employment. The […]

Coronavirus

Coronavirus: What are the obligations of an employer

Lockton is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak on behalf of our clients. The situation is fast-developing, and local health agencies should be consulted for the latest news and directives. On Jan. 8, a new coronavirus, “2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV),” was identified […]

Bermuda

Bermuda amends national pension scheme

On 30 December 2019, Bermuda government passed the National Pension Scheme (Occupational Pensions) Amendment Act 2019 (NPS), which enhances the registration and maintenance of occupational pension plans and introduces new provisions related to foreign workers to ensure that local Bermudians […]

Switzerland

Switzerland to introduce paternity leave benefits

On 27 September 2019, the Swiss parliament passed a new law introducing a paternity leave entitlement of 10 working days of government-paid leave. The implementation date of the amendment has not been set yet. The new law could enter into […]

Bermuda

Bermuda expands parental and annual leave benefits

The Government of Bermuda passed the Employment (Maternity Leave Extension and Paternity Leave) Amendment Act 2019 (the Act) which: Introduces a five-day employer-paid statutory paternity leave. Expands statutory maternity leave from 12 weeks (eight weeks paid and four weeks unpaid […]