Month: September 2022

Canada adds an additional public holiday for 2022

The Canadian government recently announced an additional employer-paid public holiday on Monday, 19 September 2022, for the mourning of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Croatia

Croatia introduces paternity leave

The government of Croatia recently passed new legislation transposing the European Union Directive 2019/1158 of 20 June 2019 on work-life balance for parents and carers. The new legislation amends parental leave requirements and introduces paid paternity leave, carer’s leave and flexible working arrangements.

The new legislation, amending the Maternity and Parental Support Act, entered into effect on 1 August 2022.

Italy

Italy expands family leave entitlements  

The Italian government recently passed new legislation transposing the European Union Directive 2019/1158 of 20 June 2019, on work-life balance for parents and carers. The new legislation amends paternity and parental leave requirements as well as flexible working arrangements. Legislative Decree No. 105/2022 entered into effect on 1 August 2022.

Malaysia

Malaysia to expand family leave entitlements [Updated]

On 30 March 2022, the Malaysian Parliament passed Employment Bill 2021. The Bill introduced several amendments to the Employment Act of 1955, including the extension of maternity leave from 60 days to 98 days and the introduction of a seven-day employer-paid paternity leave. There is currently no indication as to when the new Bill will enter into effect.