Compliance Updates: New Zealand, Saudi Arabia
New Zealand: Minimum Wage for Workers During Lockdown
A court in New Zealand says workers who didn’t work during the country’s Level 4 lockdown should be paid minimum wage. The ruling specifies the country’s Minimum Wage Act 1983.
Saudi Arabia: Direct Flights for Expats Resume Dec. 1
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on expatriates in six countries from entering its borders. Fully vaccinated travelers from Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Vietnam will be able to fly into Saudi Arabia. The travelers will still need to quarantine for five days.
The lifting is expected to allow more than 1.6 million Egyptian workers based in Saudi Arabia to return to their work.