Month: July 2020

Australia

Australia expands parental leave flexibility

The Australian government passed the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (Flexibility Measures) Act 2020 in June 2020. This legislation provides parents with children born or adopted on or after 1 July 2020 more flexibility in how they take their paid parental […]

Macau

Macau amends Labor Relations Law

Macau has amended the Labor Relations Law to extend the minimum paid maternity leave period and introduce employer-paid paternity leave. Additionally, Law No. 5/2020 on the Minimum Wage for Workers has been approved, setting a minimum wage for all private-sector […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong extends maternity leave to 14 weeks for 2021

Additional information on the history of this bill can be found here. Hong Kong’s Legislative Council has passed the Employment Bill of 2019 introducing additional maternity benefits for female employees. Background Female employees in Hong Kong who have worked under […]