July/August Global Legislative Update

July/August Global Legislative Update

The Global Legislative Update for July/August 2019 provides insights from Mercer consultants around the globe about key legal developments affecting employers' benefit programs in various countries. The update describes the developments and their implications for employers, lists deadlines, and offers action steps. Some highlights from the latest issue include:


International Labour Organization: New Convention on Workplace Violence, Harassment


Canada: Advisory Panel Recommends Universal, Single-Payer Pharmacare
Chile: Project-Based Employment Contracts Restricted
United States: IRS Proposal Clarifies Tax Withholding for Pensions


Australia: National Minimum Wage, Modern Awards Wage Increased
Singapore: Higher Local Salaries Qualifying for Foreign Worker Quotas Now in Effect
South Korea: Pension Changes Expected


European Union: Court Rules on Coordination of Social Security, Mobile Expatriates
Czech Republic: Sick Pay, Social Contributions Changed as of July 1
Greece: New Labor Law Protections Now in Force
Luxembourg: Paid Sick Leave Extended; Partial Return to Work Allowed
Netherlands: Pension Reform Plans Move Forward
Slovak Republic: New Cap on Retirement Age for Men, Childless Women Takes Effect
South Africa: Regulatory, Legislative Changes Affect Employee Benefits
Sweden: Private Health Insurance Tax Rate Clarified
Turkey: Performance of Pension Fund Groups Must Be Evaluated Annually
United Arab Emirates: Dubai’s International Finance Centre Revises Employment Law
United Kingdom: Agency Workers Entitled to Pay Parity

Fiona Webster
by Fiona Webster

Principal, Mercer’s Law & Policy Group

Stephanie Rosseau
by Stephanie Rosseau

Principal, Mercer’s Law & Policy Group

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