British Columbia introduces paid sick leave [Updated]

Update: On 30 March 2022, the British Columbia government passed new amendments to the paid sick leave provisions: Made sick leave available to employees in each calendar year instead of the employment year (marked by the employee’s anniversary date). This […]


Ireland to introduce sick pay for 2022 [Updated]

Update: The Irish Government recently announced that the Sick Leave Bill 2022 was approved by the Cabinet and will now move through the legislative process. The Irish government recently introduced Sick Leave Bill 2022 to provide all employees with up […]

Bahrain increases value-added tax

The Kingdom of Bahrain recently introduced a new law increasing the value-added tax (VAT) on goods and services from 5% to 10%. The new VAT rate entered into effect on 1 January 2022, with a one-year transition period. Background VAT […]

Germany to increase statutory minimum wage for 2022

The German government recently increased the statutory minimum wage from EUR 9.60 per hour to EUR 9.82 per hour on 1 January 2022. Two additional increases will occur in 2022: From the current EUR 9.82 per hour to EUR 10.45 […]

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Ireland introduces gender pay gap reporting obligation [Updated]

Update: The Irish Minister for Children, Equality, Diversity, Integration and Youth recently announced that implementing regulations prescribing the details of the new gender reporting requirement will be published in the coming weeks. In anticipation of the upcoming regulations, employers may […]


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 […]