Proposed Legislation

Singapore

Singapore to increase retirement and re-employment ages

On 5 March 2019, the Minister of Manpower announced that a tripartite workgroup on older workers consisting of government, trade unions and employers have finally agreed that the retirement and re-employment ages should be raised beyond age 62 and age […]

Saudi Arabia drafts law criminalizing sexual harassment

The government of Saudi Arabia recently introduced a draft law that criminalizes sexual harassment (a maximum of five years in prison and a fine up to SAR 300,000). The draft law was drafted primarily in response to the higher risk […]

Ireland

Ireland to allow maternity leave sharing

A bill has been introduced in the Irish parliament that would allow parents to share the 26 weeks of maternity leave currently provided to mothers. The legislation aims to provide more flexibility to working parents and create greater gender equality. […]