Month: April 2021

Slovakia

Slovakia introduces changes to labor code

The government of Slovakia introduced several amendments to the labor code, including new regulations on teleworking and meal benefits, a basis for dismissal at retirement age, and other employment matters. While permanent, most changes came about as adaptations to the […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong extends maternity leave to 14 weeks [Updated]

Update: The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2020, which increases the statutory maternity leave from 10 weeks to 14 weeks, entered into effect on 11 December 2020. The Hong Kong Labour Department has recently announced that employers are now able to apply […]

New Zealand

New Zealand introduces a bereavement leave for miscarriages

The New Zealand government introduced new legislation providing three days of employer-paid leave to employees who suffered a miscarriage or a stillbirth. The new Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage Law, which amends the Holiday Act of 2003, entered into force on […]

Mexico

Mexico to enforce a limited use of outsourcing [Update]

Update: The outsourcing reform was approved by the Mexican Senate and entered into effect on 24 April 2021. On 3 December 2019, the Mexican government introduced a bill amending outsourcing contracting regulations to better protect subcontractors and ensure more transparency […]