Month: June 2021

Canada

Canada to introduce a new federal holiday

The Canadian government recently approved Bill C-5, which introduces a new federal holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to commemorate the victims and survivors of the indigenous residential schools. The new federal holiday will be observed on […]

Netherlands

Netherlands to introduce paid parental leave

On 20 April 2021, the Dutch House of Representatives approved a bill converting nine weeks of the current 26 weeks of unpaid parental leave into government-paid parental leave, for each employed parent, until the child is 12 months old. The […]

Chile

Chile introduces compulsory COVID-19 insurance for workers

The Chilean government passed new legislation to enable a safe and gradual return to the workplace. The new legislation introduced several measures including an obligation for employers to purchase compulsory individual health insurance associated with COVID-19 for employees carrying out […]

Ireland

Ireland to introduce new teleworking legal framework [Updated]

Update: The Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Right to Disconnect was recently published by the Workplace Relations Commission and entered into effect on 1 April 2021. The new code applies to all employees regardless of their […]