An amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in the omnibus budget bill, “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018,” passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump on March 23, 2018, provides that an employer “may not keep tips received by its employees for any purposes, including allowing managers or supervisors to keep any portion of employees’ tips, regardless of whether or not the employer takes a tip credit.”
The law has been issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MHRE) and places a new part-time employment system enabling companies to recruit employees on a part-time basis, either within or outside the UAE.
The proposed changes to the Swedish legislation on the protection of trade secrets suggest that it shall be considered an attack on a trade secret if an employee acquires unauthorized access to a trade secret to which the employee otherwise have lawful access due to employment or other similar grounds.
A female teacher claimed that an employer enforced discriminatory standards, directly or indirectly due to her religious beliefs, by demanding that all teachers must shake hands with co-workers and students regardless of their gender. However, the Swedish Labour Court concluded that discrimination had not been showed since the teacher had not proven that such standards were enforced.
The Supreme Court recognizes that the paid leaves will begin to be counted from the first business day after the causal event, even if this happens during a public holiday. In addition, it analyzes the Collective State Agreement of Contact Center as well as the Workers’ Statute (WS) and emphasize that these permits are granted for their enjoyment in business days.
In a continuous effort to further reduce undeclared employment, a new law has introduced a series of changes into the Labour Code. New rules on the registration of the individual employment agreement and new sanctions on disregarding the rules imposed by the Labor Code were introduced.
In order to ensure a safety option in case of insolvency, companies contribute to a Security Fund that can substitute itself to the employer in case of insolvency and pay the salaries to the employees affected by the insolvency. The Supreme Court was called to issue a general decision on the period the Fund can make these payments.
Proposals on prohibition of so-called “Zero-hour”-contracts and restrictions on hiring of workers in the construction industry.
A government-established committee proposes changes in the whistle-blowing legislation.
The establishment of the existence of a compelling reason does not mean that the dismissal is due to serious imputable acts or omissions on the part of the employee.