May Global Legislative Update

May Global Legislative Update

The Global Legislative Update for May 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. Highlights this month include the following:


Canada: Employment Insurance Parental Sharing Benefit Launched
Colombia: Separated Spouse Entitled to Survivor’s Benefit, Court Rules
Costa Rica: Employers Must Provide Lactation Facilities
United States: Employers Must Submit Extensive Employee Pay Data


Australia: Consumer Protections for Financial Products Enhanced
China: Employers’ Social Security Contribution Costs Reduced
Hong Kong: Minimum Wage, Employee Salary Cap for Employer Reporting Increased
India: Employers Face Increased Pension Costs After Court Ruling
New Zealand: Employment Protections Increased
Singapore: Guidelines on Wrongful Dismissal Issued


European Union: Pan-European Pension Product Advances
Cyprus: New Public Healthcare System Introduced
Ireland: Paid Parental Leave and Benefits Scheme Implemented
Italy: Women Can Now Work Up to Childbirth, Then Take Maternity Leave
Oman: Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme Moves Forward
Russia: Foreign Employees Must Be Vaccinated Against Measles
Slovak Republic: Retirement Age for Men, Childless Women Capped
South Africa: Jobs Program’s Employer Tax Subsidy Extended
Spain: Labor Law Changes Require Employers to Record Time, Offer Hiring Incentives
United Kingdom: Money and Pensions Service to Offer Pensions Dashboard

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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