Employment Law

United Kingdom

UK Good Work Plan’s sweeping changes

Reforms proposed within the framework of The Good Work Plan (GWP) continue to make their way into UK employment law through various pieces of secondary legislation. Many provisions came into effect 6 April 2020, and other proposals are expected to […]

India

India requires health insurance for all employees

As India emerges from lockdown, companies will be mandated to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) when returning staff to the active workforce. One of the new requirements issued under the SOPs is to provide health insurance for all employees of […]

Bahrain

Bahrain to impose compulsory health insurance plan on expats

The government of Bahrain has issued a new law that will make it compulsory for health insurance coverage to be provided to all citizens, residents and visitors to the country. While the intent has been announced, the specific law has […]

Finland

Finland to expand parental leave entitlements

The newly appointed Finnish government has recently announced its plan to enhance family leave entitlements by: Expanding government-paid parental leave to each parent. Each parent would therefore have 6.6 months (approximately 164 working days – six working days per week). […]

India

India introduces new rights for transgender people

On 25 November 2019, the Indian parliament passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act (the “Act”) to end discrimination against transgender people in accessing employment, education, healthcare, welfare and housing. The Act was given presidential assent on 5 December […]

Vietnam

Vietnam to implement a new labor code

On 20 November 2019, the National Assembly of Vietnam adopted a new labor code amending and supplementing several existing provisions on termination, public holiday, overtime, retirement age, employment contract and other matters that are generally employee-friendly. The new labor code […]