June Global Legislative Update

June Global Legislative Update

The Global Legislative Update for June 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:


Canada: Revisions to British Columbia’s Employment Standards Receive Royal Assent
Mexico: Federal Labor Law and Dispute Procedures Reformed
United States: Guidance Clarifies Law on Independent Contractors vs. Employees


China: Unification of Rural and Urban Health Schemes Moves Forward
Hong Kong: New Tax Incentives on Retirement Savings Introduced
Japan: Access to Health Insurance System Limited
Singapore: Retirement, Reemployment Ages To Increase
Taiwan: Same-Sex Marriage Legalized


European Union: Employers Must Record Working Time, Court Rules
Finland: Social Security Eligibility Criteria Revised
France: New ‘Loi PACTE’ Boosts Savings Schemes
Germany: Revised Heubeck Mortality Tables Must Be Used Starting 30 June
Ireland: Unpaid Parental Leave Increased
Luxembourg: Paid Holiday Entitlement Increases; Public Holiday Added
Monaco: Parliament Mulls Proposals To Extend Maternity Leave
Poland: PPK Pension Changes Considered
Switzerland: Measures To Reduce Gender Pay Gap Advance
United Arab Emirates: Dubai Finance Center Mulls End-of-Service Gratuity Charges
United Kingdom: Remuneration Reporting and Governance Measures Changed

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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