Lockton Global Compliance

Poland

Poland changing the occupational pension landscape [Update]

Update: As of 1 January 2021, all companies based in Poland and employing less than 20 employees are required to implement Employee Capital Plans (PPKs) by 23 April 2021. Employers who fail to comply with the obligation to establish PPKs […]

Coronavirus vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines: What multinational employers need to know [Update]

Please note: For the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine rollout plans, please visit the World Health Organization (WHO) and national regulatory agencies. The below information is designed to guide businesses to known, credible resources covering COVID-19 and does […]

Vietnam

Vietnam to implement a new labor code [Update]

Update: The new labor code entered into force on 1 January 2021. To help employers better comply with the revised code, the Vietnamese government recently published an implementation decree for more guidance. On 20 November 2019, the National Assembly of […]

France

France allows midyear health insurance carrier changes

The French government recently passed legislation allowing employers to terminate mandatory supplemental health insurance plans at any time after the initial 12-month period with one month’s notice. The new law, called “Résiliation Infra-Annuelle” or “RIA,” was introduced on 14 July […]

New Zealand

New Zealand to increase sick leave entitlement

The New Zealand government introduced a new bill to increase statutory employer-paid sick to 10 days per year. The new bill aims at ensuring employees remain at home when they are sick to avoid the spread of disease in the […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong to increase statutory holidays

The Hong Kong government introduced a new amendment to the Employment Ordinance to increase the number of statutory holidays from 12 days to 17 days. The bill will be introduced into the legislative council for its first reading on 17 […]

Spain

Spain introduces tax revisions for 2021

The Spanish government passed the General Budget Law for 2021, which includes pension contributions changes and other tax measures impacting employment.   The new changes entered into effect on 1 January 2021. Pension plans In Spain, employees are allowed to […]