Employment Practices


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 […]


Ireland to introduce new teleworking legal framework

On 15 January 2021, the Irish government published a work from home guidance known as “Making Remote Work – National Remote Working Strategy” (the “Strategy”), which sets out the government’s plan to introduce an action plan to make remote work […]


Italy increases paternity leave

The Italian Budget Law for the year 2021 (Law 30 December 2020, No. 178) introduced several measures to include an increase of the mandatory government-paid paternity leave from seven working days to 10 working days, with an optional extra day […]


Mexico introduces new teleworking obligations

The Mexican government passed amendments to the federal labor law on teleworking. The amendments clarify existing teleworking regulations and create new obligations for both employers and employees. The reform was published in the Mexican Federal Official Gazette and entered into […]

United Kingdom

Brexit update: What now?

The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) have finally reached a post-Brexit trade deal. The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, but remained tied to the EU during a transition period until 31 December 2020. As […]

Coronavirus vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines: What multinational employers need to know

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 […]


Spain clarifies gender equality obligations

On 14 October 2020, the Spanish government approved two Royal Decrees intended to work in tandem to clarify gender equality policy and reporting obligations adding clarity and teeth to the Gender Equality Law 2007. As a result, employers with more […]


Mexico to enforce a limited use of outsourcing

Update: On 12 November 2020, the reform initiative on outsourcing was presented to the House of Representatives for discussion. If approved, the bill would enter into effect at some point in 2021. On 3 December 2019, the Mexican government introduced […]


India to implement major employment law reforms

In September 2020, the Indian Parliament passed three federal employment law codes on: Social security Industrial relations Occupational safety, health and working conditions Along with the Code of Wages passed in 2019, which has not yet been implemented, the new […]