Effective from January 1, 2016, it will be unlawful for an employer to apply a compulsory retirement age. Currently, most employment contracts enforce a compulsory retirement age of 70.
A recent Labour Force Survey has revealed sickness absence rates across Europe. The data takes into account sickness absence rates from 2013 and does not include Netherlands and Germany.
The Factory Act (1948) has played a major role in regulating labor standards of India’s blue collar workers. In the last few weeks, the Indian government has released draft amendments to the Act which contain fundamental new rights for women.
Earlier this year Indonesia introduced strict immigration controls which were not well received by the local business community. Several of the provisions regarding business travelers and hiring quotas have been repealed.
Italy will issue a legislative decree, detailing tax reforms aimed at making Italy a more attractive destination for foreign investment.