New Zealand

New Zealand introduces a bereavement leave for miscarriages

The New Zealand government introduced new legislation providing three days of employer-paid leave to employees who suffered a miscarriage or a stillbirth. The new Bereavement Leave for Miscarriage Law, which amends the Holiday Act of 2003, entered into force on […]

Mexico

Mexico to enforce a limited use of outsourcing [Update]

Update: The outsourcing reform was approved by the Mexican Senate and entered into effect on 24 April 2021. On 3 December 2019, the Mexican government introduced a bill amending outsourcing contracting regulations to better protect subcontractors and ensure more transparency […]

Poland

Poland changing the occupational pension landscape [Update]

Update: As of 1 January 2021, all companies based in Poland and employing less than 20 employees are required to implement Employee Capital Plans (PPKs) by 23 April 2021. Employers who fail to comply with the obligation to establish PPKs […]

Coronavirus vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines: What multinational employers need to know [Update]

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 […]

Vietnam

Vietnam to implement a new labor code [Update]

Update: The new labor code entered into force on 1 January 2021. To help employers better comply with the revised code, the Vietnamese government recently published an implementation decree for more guidance. On 20 November 2019, the National Assembly of […]

France

France allows midyear health insurance carrier changes

The French government recently passed legislation allowing employers to terminate mandatory supplemental health insurance plans at any time after the initial 12-month period with one month’s notice. The new law, called “Résiliation Infra-Annuelle” or “RIA,” was introduced on 14 July […]

Hong Kong

Hong Kong to increase statutory holidays

The Hong Kong government introduced a new amendment to the Employment Ordinance to increase the number of statutory holidays from 12 days to 17 days. The bill will be introduced into the legislative council for its first reading on 17 […]