Year: 2021

Ireland

Ireland provides clarity on IORP II requirements for pension schemes

On 22 April 2021, the Irish government signed into law The European Union (EU) Occupational Pension Schemes Regulations, 2021 (the “Regulations”), amending the Irish Pensions Act 1990 and transposing the EU Directive on the activities and supervision of institutions for […]

Jersey

Jersey to increase annual leave and daily rest breaks

The Jersey government recently approved amendments to the Jersey Employment Law of 2003 which: Increases statutory employer-paid annual leave from 10 workdays to 15 workdays Introduces a 20-minute daily rest break for every continuous six hours worked The changes will […]

Global Benefits Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

We hope you can join us at our upcoming Lockton Global Benefits events! 2022 Lockton Global Benefits Forum – Miami April 26-28, 2022 | Eden Roc Hotel | Miami, Florida After a brief hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the […]

Netherlands

Netherlands to introduce paid parental leave [Updated]

Update: On 12 October 2021, the Dutch Senate approved the Paid Parental Leave Act. The Act will enter into force, as expected, on 2 August 2022. The new bill will implement the European Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers and […]

Netherlands

Netherlands releases pension reform framework [Updated]

Update: The Dutch government recently announced that the pension reform will be delayed. The new pension system is now expected to come into force by 1 January 2023, one year later than originally planned, with a transition period from 2023 […]

Taiwan

Taiwan enhances parental leave benefits

The government of Taiwan passed legislation enhancing parental leave policies by: Adding more flexibility to the parental leave benefit  Extending leave for pregnancy checkups Increasing the parental leave allowance paid The changes entered into effect on 1 July 2021. Key […]

Canada

Canada introduces gender pay gap reporting obligation

The Canadian government passed legislation mandating federally regulated employers with a current minimum of 10 employees to proactively establish a pay equity plan identifying and addressing gender pay disparities between men and women in the workplace by 31 August 2024. […]