In its first substantive guidance on independent contractors, the Trump Administration has targeted misclassification in the healthcare industry. The Department of Labor (DOL) issued Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-4 (“Determining Whether Nurse or Caregiver Registries Are Employers of the Caregiver”) on July 13, 2018, to provide guidance to Wage and Hour Division (WHD) field staff on determining whether home care, nurse, or caregiver registries are employers under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). A registry is an entity that matches people who need caregiver services with caregivers who can provide those services
The new Personal Data Act came into force on 20 July 2018. With this event, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is implemented in Norway
New indexation of wages, salaries and pensions as of 1st August 2018.
The General Office of the Central Committee of the CCP and the State Council decided that the Social Insurance Contribution will start to be collected by the Tax Authorities
In Carillion Services Inc. and LIUNA, Local 183 (Williams), an arbitrator concludes that new Personal Emergency Leave entitlements under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) are distinct and in addition to an employee’s floater days under a collective agreement. This decision further clarifies the interaction between personal emergency leave under the ESA and other paid leaves provided by an employer
Cabinet Resolution No. 6 of 2018 was brought into effect to enhance and implement a regulatory framework within which labour disputes will be heard
On July 1, 2018, Mexico had federal and local elections for several political positions, including the President, State Governors, Majors, among others. Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), candidate of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) won the Presidential election with 53% of the votes. For the first time in modern history, Mexico will be governed by a leftist President. Morena, which ideology is based on social equality and egalitarianism, also won the majority of both Chambers of the Congress
The National People’s Congress of the PRC Released the Draft Amendment to the Individual Income Tax Law which intended to Relieve Tax Burden for People with Middle or Low Income
The general minimum wage in British Columbia was raised to $12.65 per hour on June 1, 2018. Barring legislative changes, minimum wages will increase again on June 1, 2019 ($13.85 per hour), June 1, 2020 ($14.60 per hour), and June 1, 2021 ($15.20 per hour)
The State Immigration Administration announced visa-free entry into Hainan Province for visitors from 59 countries. As a result, the Hainan Province witnessed a rapid increase of foreign visitors.