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Payroll & Employment Law Updates

Here are the September CountryPedia updates by region to keep you up-to-date on payroll taxes, salary benchmarks, benefits, regulations, and more.


Brazil 🇧🇷

Employer and Employee tax brackets have been updated. 


Bangladesh 🇧🇩

“Paid time off” has been updated: 

After one year of service, employees are generally entitled to 10 days of paid annual leave, although this can vary by industry. 

For example, 

  • Tea plantation workers are entitled to one day of paid annual leave per 22 days of work. 
  • Employees who work in the road transport service industry and employees who work in shops, industrial establishments, commercial establishments, and factories are entitled to one day of paid annual leave per 18 days of work. 
  • Newspaper workers are entitled to one day of paid annual leave per 11 days of work.

Vietnam 🇻🇳

Overtime regulations have been updated.  


Albania 🇦🇱

Employee income tax has been updated 

Latvia 🇱🇻

In a collective agreement, the parties will now be able to agree on a probationary period of more than 3 (three) months but no more than 6 (six) months without reducing the overall level of protection of employees. 

In an employment contract, it will now be possible to provide for a probationary period of: 

  • Up to 1 (one) month for employment contracts for up to 6 (six) months;
  • Up to 2 (two) months for employment contracts for up to 1 (one) year.

The Netherlands 🇳🇱

New parents are entitled to 50 % of their wages for the first nine weeks of leave, guaranteeing all parents at least nine weeks of paid parental leave, paid for by the government, if the leave is taken during the first year of the child’s life.  

Sweden 🇸🇪

“Other Leave” has been updated”:  

In Sweden, there may be several types of ‘other’ leave entitlements available as detailed in the respective collective bargaining agreement/employment contract. 

This leave is to be approved by the employer and is applicable to members of the employee’s family and close relatives. 

Visit our CountryPedia for all the up-to-date changes.