Employment Law

Mexico

Mexico introduces new amendments to Mexican Federal Labor Law

The Mexican government recently published two decrees amending several provisions of the Mexican Federal Labor Law to allow all employees to take necessary unpaid time off to participate in the country’s presidential “revocation of mandate” process and to mandate employers to consider the use of technology and other creative work tools when the nature of employees’ work may result in their death or serious health issues. The decrees entered into effect on 28 April 2022.

Argentina

Argentina introduces new on-site day care mandate

The Argentinian government recently introduced Decree No. 144/2022 mandating that employers with more than 100 employees establish on-site day care for employees’ young children between the ages of 45 days and 3 years. The on-site day care mandate will be effective on 23 March 2023.

Egypt

Egypt to introduce a new labor law

The Egyptian Senate recently approved a draft labor law that would create new benefits and expand existing benefits for employees. Some provisions include increasing maternity leave, creating a new severance requirement and increasing sick leave benefits. draft law will need to be approved by both houses of Parliament and signed by the president before entering into effect. If passed, the draft labor law would replace the current labor law of 2003.

Ireland

Ireland to introduce the right to request remote working

The Irish government recently published a bill introducing a legal framework establishing a right to request remote working and the management of such requests by employers. The draft scheme of the Right to Request Remote Work Bill 2022 (the “Draft […]

France

France introduces gender equality requirements

The French government passed a new law amending several existing gender equality laws. Law 2021-1774, known as the “Rixain” law, intensifies gender equality reporting obligations specifically for senior executives (cadres dirigeants) and board members in large corporations with more than […]

Denmark

Denmark to equalize family leave entitlements between parents

The Danish parliament recently adopted a bill introducing a new parental leave model equalizing family leave entitlements between both parents, including same-sex couples. The bill is expected to enter into effect on 2 August 2022, and apply to births from […]