Global Legislative Update ─ December 2019

Connecticut Enacts Paid Family and Medical Leave

The Global Legislative Update for December 2019 provides insights from Mercer consultants around the globe about key legal developments affecting employers’ benefit and human resource programs in various countries. Download the print-friendly PDF to read the full 36-page issue. Here are some highlights from the current issue.


  • United Nations: Treaty on Companies’ Human Rights Duties Advances


  • Bermuda: Maternity, Paternity and Vacation Leave Increase in 2020
  • Brazil: Pension Reforms Take Effect
  • Canada: Québec Plans Pension Benefit Changes
  • Colombia: Top Court Rules on Employee Rights to Pension Benefits
  • United States: IRS Plans To Update Mortality Tables for Required Minimum Distributions


  • Australia: Tax Concessions Altered for Some Redundancies, Early Retirement
  • China: Revisions Made to Health Insurance Regulations
  • India: Mumbai Court Rules on Expatriate Pension Contributions
  • Malaysia: 2020 Budget Has Employment Implications
  • South Korea: Details on Pension Reform Issued
  • Taiwan: Hiring Incentives and Protections Enacted for Older Workers


  • European Union: New Directives To Impact Cross-Border Mergers, Operations
  • Ireland: Updates Issued on Auto-enrolment Pension System Implementation
  • Kenya: Early Withdrawal of Employer Contributions to DC Retirement Plans Now Restricted 
  • Poland: State Mandatory Pension Funds Will Transfer to Individual Accounts
  • Russia: Foreign Employees Must Have Measles Immunization
  • United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi Global Market Revises Employment Regulations
  • United Kingdom: Recordkeeping Guidance for Pension Trustees Updated 
Stephanie Rosseau
by Stephanie Rosseau

Principal, Mercer’s Law & Policy Group

Fiona Webster
by Fiona Webster

Principal, Mercer’s Law & Policy Group

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