Newsletter September, 2020
- The Italian government extended the ability for employers to use fixed-term contracts.
- The change increased the ability to renew fixed-term contracts and increased the maximum duration of working on a fixed term contract.
- The changes applies to fixed-term contracts concluded by employers and employment agencies alike.
- Restrictions to the movement of seasonal workers and the situation of unemployed workers pushed governments to ease the hiring of workers in agriculture, even if already receiving unemployment benefits.
- A draft legislation is under discussion to support investments in training during the operation of the short time work scheme.
- As of 2021, a paternity leave of ten days to be taken within six months after the birth of a child will be introduced.
- The Swiss citizens supported the introduction of this measure by 60.3%.
- The regulatory change abolishes the Kafala system and introduced a minimum wage that covers all workers including migrants
- These reforms are in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, a governmental programme aimed at modernising the country’s labour market.
Newsletter August, 2020
- The OECD Employment Protection Legislation is a publication to be commended.
- Chapter 3 elaborates on how job protection matters for labour market and economic outcomes with a recently updated methodology and indicators.
- One key outcome: open-ended contracts have loosened, while fixed term contracts have been evenly loosened and restricted across OECD member countries.
- Chapter 3 outcomes are key for employers’ organisations and companies when advocating for policies in support of innovation, agility of the labour market, and productivity.
- In July 2020, the amended Labour Hire Licensing Act entered into force in South Australia.
- The amendments narrow the licensing needs for staffing (labour hire) companies to specific sectors and businesses.
- New rules are adopted to make the Danish job sharing scheme more flexible
- The regulation was followed by local and/or sectoral agreements