Employment Practices

Ireland

Ireland provides clarity on IORP II requirements for pension schemes

On 22 April 2021, the Irish government signed into law The European Union (EU) Occupational Pension Schemes Regulations, 2021 (the “Regulations”), amending the Irish Pensions Act 1990 and transposing the EU Directive on the activities and supervision of institutions for […]

Jersey

Jersey to increase annual leave and daily rest breaks

The Jersey government recently approved amendments to the Jersey Employment Law of 2003 which: Increases statutory employer-paid annual leave from 10 workdays to 15 workdays Introduces a 20-minute daily rest break for every continuous six hours worked The changes will […]

Netherlands

Netherlands to introduce paid parental leave [Updated]

Update: On 12 October 2021, the Dutch Senate approved the Paid Parental Leave Act. The Act will enter into force, as expected, on 2 August 2022. The new bill will implement the European Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers and […]

Taiwan

Taiwan enhances parental leave benefits

The government of Taiwan passed legislation enhancing parental leave policies by: Adding more flexibility to the parental leave benefit  Extending leave for pregnancy checkups Increasing the parental leave allowance paid The changes entered into effect on 1 July 2021. Key […]

Canada

Canada introduces gender pay gap reporting obligation

The Canadian government passed legislation mandating federally regulated employers with a current minimum of 10 employees to proactively establish a pay equity plan identifying and addressing gender pay disparities between men and women in the workplace by 31 August 2024. […]

Ireland

Ireland introduces gender pay gap reporting obligation

The Irish government passed legislation mandating that employers with a minimum of 50 employees report and publish information on their gender pay differentials. The Gender Pay Gap Information Act (the “Act”) amends the Employment Equality Act 1998 and was passed […]

Egypt

Egypt sets up a minimum wage for private sector employees

The Egyptian government recently issued Decree No.57/2021 (the “Decree”) setting, for the first time in Egypt, a minimum wage for private sector workers at EGP 2,400 per month. The new minimum wage will be effective as of 1 January 2022. […]