Month: May 2020


Update on the Denmark Holiday Act

Update: Effective 1 September 2020, Danish employees will be able to take holiday in the year of accrual, including their first year of employment, instead of waiting to take leave in the following year. The change takes effect for financial […]

New Zealand

New Zealand to expand paid parental leave

New Zealand is expanding paid parental leave to 26 weeks effective 1 July 2020. Background Under the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Act 2017, the paid parental leave entitlement of 18 weeks was extended in two stages: to 22 […]


India requires health insurance for all employees

As India emerges from lockdown, companies will be mandated to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) when returning staff to the active workforce. One of the new requirements issued under the SOPs is to provide health insurance for all employees of […]


Bahrain to impose compulsory health insurance plan on expats

The government of Bahrain has issued a new law that will make it compulsory for health insurance coverage to be provided to all citizens, residents and visitors to the country. While the intent has been announced, the specific law has […]