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. […]

Germany

Germany introduces a COVID-19 vaccination leave

The German government recently published a new amendment of the SARS-Cov-2-Occupational Health and Safety regulation (the “Regulation”) to introduce a short employer-paid leave for employees to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus during their working hours. The new amendment entered […]

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 24 May 2021, the Ministry of Labor published an agreement setting forth the general rules for vendors rendering specialized or shared […]

Peru

Peru introduces a COVID-19 vaccination leave

The Peruvian government recently passed Law 31334 enabling employees to take up to four hours of paid leave to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus during their working hours. The new law entered into effect on 7 August 2021. Key […]

Colombia

Colombia expands family leave benefits

The Colombian government passed a law (No. 2114/2021) introducing the following changes: Extension of government-paid paternity leave from eight working days to 15 working days (three weeks) Introduction of a government-paid shared parental leave of six weeks The law, which […]

Romania

Romania introduces a COVID-19 vaccination leave

The Romanian government recently passed Law No. 221/2021 enabling employees to take a full day of paid leave to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus during their working hours. The new law entered into effect on 29 July 2021. Key […]