Month: June 2021

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 […]

New Zealand

New Zealand to increase sick leave entitlement [Updated]

Update: The Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill has recently passed its third reading in parliament. It is expected to enter into force mid-July 2021. The New Zealand government introduced a new bill to increase statutory employer-paid sick to 10 […]