Update on Paid Holidays Around the World
Countries widely vary regarding the holidays for which they require employers to provide paid leave to employees. The international standard Gregorian Calendar dates for many paid holidays around the world change from year to year because they are based on cultural or religious calendars with different start dates and year lengths compared with the Gregorian Calendar. It is essential for employers to know not only about when paid holidays occur in the countries where they have business operations, but the requirements applicable to paying employees who work on holidays for which paid leave otherwise is required.
This discussion will cover:
- The 2020 dates of numerous cultural and religious holidays for which many countries around the world require paid leave
- The 2020 countrywide paid holidays, plus selected 2020 notable paid holidays in some first-order administrative divisions, in the following eight countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, and Nigeria.
- Requirements of the aforementioned eight countries with regard to compensating employees who work on holidays for which paid leave otherwise is required.
- Details regarding some of the widely used cultural and religious calendars that are used to determine the dates of major holidays whose Gregorian Calendar dates change from year to year
- Learn more about when paid holidays are occurring around the world in 2020 so that payroll departments can effectively take them into account
- Understand requirements in the aforementioned eight major countries for paying employees who work on holidays for which paid leave otherwise is required
- Acquire enhanced recognition of the differences among countries regarding paid leave provisions
Audience: This webcast would be of significant benefit to payroll professionals, CFOs, human resources directors, CPAs, corporate tax staff, and other business and service providers working on payroll year-end.