Month: June 2022

Costa Rica

Costa Rica to introduce paternity leave and other special leaves

The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica recently approved a reform to the labor code creating paid paternity leave for a total of eight days and special paid leaves including an adoption leave, a care leave and breastfeeding breaks.
The bill is expected to be enacted into law once signed by the Costa Rican president and published in the official gazette

Norway

Norway extends pension scheme access

The Norwegian government passed new legislation introducing the right for all employees (including low-paid workers and part-time employees) to participate in their employer’s existing private occupational pension scheme.

The legislation entered into effect on 1 January 2022, with an adjustment period to allow for gradual implementation by 30 June 2022.

Ireland

Ireland introduces gender pay gap reporting obligation [Updated]

Update: On 3 June 2022, the Irish government published implementing regulations of the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021. More information is included below. The Irish government passed legislation mandating that employers with a minimum of 50 employees report and […]

Globe

New remote working legislation around the world [Updated]

Update: Colombia introduced amendments to its remote working legislation. More details below. With the rise of technology, work from home has been a steadily growing trend for many years. Remote working has exploded since spring 2020 with quarantines, workplace closures […]