Month: October 2020

Ireland

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. […]

Ireland

Ireland to introduce sick pay for 2021

The Irish Labour Party recently proposed the Sick Leave and Parental Leave Bill 2020 to provide all employees with up to six weeks of employer-paid sick leave. If passed, the bill would not be effective until at least April 2021. […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong extends maternity leave to 14 weeks [Updated]

Update: The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, which increases the statutory maternity leave to 14 weeks, will be effective on 11 December, 2020. Hong Kong’s Legislative Council has passed the Employment Bill of 2019 introducing additional maternity benefits for female employees. […]