Effective September 4, 2018, new cybersecurity rules went into effect for covered entities regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS).
Updates have been to the California Privacy Act and will become effective January 1, 2020.
California has made changes to its pay equity law to clarify proper interview questions, the disclosure of pay scales and the application of the law to existing employees.
HM Revenue and Customs has changed rules related to transferring employees from one employer to another under the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations (TUPE).
Italian privacy law incorporated the EU General Data Protection Regulation as of September 19, 2018.
Updates to employment law in Ireland include the the Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017, which has changed leave entitlements from 18 to 26 weeks.
The Irish government recently published the General Scheme on Gender Pay Gap. The scheme confers power on the Minister for Justice and Equality to introduce related regulations.
New measures have been launched by Hong Kong’s Labor Department to encourage employers to hire elderly, young and disabled workers.
Following a ruling from Germany's Federal Constitutional Court, any individual who does not permanently identify as male or female should be registered appropriately so as not to violate their constitutional rights or their general right of personality.
Germany published a draft law clarifying the legal status of UK nationals after Brexit.
Effective August 1, 2018, companies with a minimum of 250 employees are required to appoint a point of contact to guide, inform and support employees with regard to sexual harassment and sexist behavior.
Enhancements to the statutory minimum wage have been announced, effective October 1, 2018 in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, with changes in Ontario to take place January 1, 2019.