The Australian government recently announced that the existing government-paid primary caregiver parental leave and partners leave will be combined into a single 20 week leave available to, and shareable between, both parents starting from 1 July 2023. Once combined, the parental leave will increase by an additional 2 weeks every year from 1 July 2024 until it reaches 26 weeks on 1 July 2026.
The British government recently announced that the national hourly minimum living wage for all workers aged 23 and above will increase from GBP 9.50 to GBP 10.42 beginning 1 April 2023.
The Mexican National Commission on Minimum Wages has recently approved a significant increase to the national minimum wage. The new wage increase of 20% will be effective on 1 January 2023.
The Belgium government recently passed new legislation transposing the European Union (EU) Directive 2019/1158 on work-life balance for parents and carers into local law. The new rule, which introduces unpaid carer’s leave, entered into effect on 7 October 2022.
The Romanian government recently passed new legislation enacting the European Union (EU) Directive 2019/1158 on work-life balance for parents and carers into local law. The new rules amend requirements for paternity leave, carer’s leave, family emergency leave, and flexible work schedules.