Month: January 2019

Vietnam foreign workers required to contribute to social security

Foreign workers employed in Vietnam for one year or more and for at least 15 days per month are subject to compulsory participation in social security effective 1 December 2018. Previously, employers were not required to enroll foreign employees. Employers […]

UK announces update on pension auto-enrollment

Minimum contribution rates to occupational pension plans that are used to satisfy auto-enrollment requirements are set to increase on 6 April 2019. The minimum employer contribution will increase to 3 percent and the total minimum pension contribution will increase to […]

Mexico introduces new minimum wages and geographical zones

Effective 1 January 2019, new general and professional minimum wages apply to the various geographical regions of Mexico, as follows: The Northern Border’s Free Zone minimum wage will be MXN 176.72 per daily work shift. This zone includes (i) Baja […]

Luxembourg sick leave extended

Beginning 1 January 2019, a new law increases the long-term disability payment period from 52 weeks to 78 weeks over a two-year period. The employer is responsible for paying the employee through the end of the month in which the […]

Chile debating future employer contribution in social security pension

The Chilean government is currently debating the introduction of employer contributions to the social security pension system. Currently, only employees contribute to the retirement and healthcare systems in Chile. The government is proposing the introduction of a 4 percent employer contribution rate […]

Ontario may amend Employment Standards Act (again)

Update: The changes listed in this article are now in force as of 1 January 2019. The new Ontario government has introduced a bill that would unwind many of the employment law changes implemented at the beginning of this year […]

Poland

Poland changing the occupational pension landscape

The restructuring of Poland’s pension institutions, which has been anticipated since late 2017, has been approved to begin incremental rollout according to employee size from 1 July 2019, through 2021. Employers in Poland will now be required to automatically enroll […]