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Australia
Swaab
The impact of COVID-19 is constantly evolving, and is impacting businesses in many different ways.
People + Culture Strategies
Employers may reduce an employee's wages during a partial work ban, if they comply with FW Act notice requirements.
Canada
lus Laboris
Courts in Canada are starting to tackle some of the issues that arise from the informal and atypical work arrangements in the gig economy.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
Shortly after COVID-19 crested upon British Columbia's shores, businesses began implementing mandatory mask policies for customers and employees alike.
Fasken
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal (the "Tribunal")[1] held that an employer's decision to terminate an employee was in connection with the employee's efforts to address discrimination in the workplace.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Employees who are terminated without cause are entitled to either notice or compensation from their employers. A variety of factors affect how much notice or compensation each individual may receive
Torkin Manes LLP
A recent arbitration award by Arbitrator Norm Jesin has affirmed an employer's ability to enforce a vaccination policy that requires employees to disclose their vaccination status.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Alberta Government has issued an Order (the "Order"), which provides further guidance on the Province's mandatory isolation requirements.
European Union
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The model is frequently predicated on the individuals being engaged as ‘self-employed' independent contractors.
IR Global
In the past few years, demands have been growing around the world for more accountability by businesses and governments – particularly since the start of the Covid-19 crisis.
Germany
Littler Mendelson
The option of working from home or on the road has been part of everyday working life for many employees since the beginning of the pandemic.
South Korea
DR & AJU LLC
On April 29, 2021, a total of eight amendments to Republic of Korea ("Korea")'s labor laws, including the Labor Standards Act ("LSA"), passed the plenary session of the National Assembly, promulgated on May 18, 2021.
UK
Withers LLP
In some ways, these cuts seem an obvious way to encourage vaccine uptake, or at least mitigate the impact of vaccine refusal on workplaces.
Russell-Cooke Solicitors
On 26 November 2021, Lord Justice Lewison handed down Court of Appeal judgment in the case of Ciftci v London Borough of Haringey [2021] EWA Civ 1772 (26 November 2021) (bailii.org).
lus Laboris
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate the agenda, but employers in the UK can still expect both legislative and caselaw developments across all areas of employment law.
Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
For those unfamiliar with this turn-of-phrase, "Blue Monday" is commonly considered the saddest day of the year. It's been long enough since December for Christmas cheer to have worn off, ...
United States
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
By now, employers know that on January 13, the United States Supreme Court stayed the controversial "Emergency Temporary Standard" (ETS) issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety Administration (OSHA). (See our post discussing the Court's ruling here).
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The recent spike in inflation has now caused a 6.2 percent rise in penalties for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and other labor laws.
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
The Supreme Court's recent per curium opinion on OSHA's vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses takes a practical approach to agency power...
Phelps Dunbar
President Biden's Aug. 27 executive order required certain federal contractors to pay workers at least $15 per hour and increased the minimum wage for tipped federal contractors to $10.50 per hour.
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