A recent case suggests that the month in which an individual’s employment is terminated may affect the length of the individual’s entitlement to reasonable notice of termination. The case suggested that an employee who had been terminated in June may be entitled to a longer period of notice because hiring decisions may be delayed over […]
New legislation has been proposed in Ontario with respect to police record checks. The proposed legislation would limit the amount of information that can be obtained through a police record check to minimize the amount of information that employers, and others, are currently able to obtain through a police record check. The proposed legislation seeks […]
Proposed amendments to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 would increase the maximum corporate penalties for a contravention from $100,000 to $500,000 CDN.
The federal government has announced that it will conduct public consultations with respect to possible amendments to the Canada Pension Plan which would allow Canadians to make voluntary contributions to the plan.
Ontario released a new action plan to help achieve its goal of being accessible to persons with disabilities by 2025. The three main priorities of the plan include: (1) engaging employers; (2) strengthening the foundation of accessibility in Ontario by building on accessibility laws and standards; and (3) promoting Ontario’s cultural shift through consultation and […]
As regards a hot item in the media, namely the fact that employees on ‘bridging pension’ (unemployment regime with company supplement for older workers) should remain available for work, four drafts of Royal Decrees have been prepared to tone this debate down. These drafts exclude the employees already benefiting from bridging pension of this obligation […]
Note: This is regulatory and not new legislation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s and the Department of Homeland Security’s joint Interim Final Rule (IFR) imposes new burdens on the certification of employment of nonimmigrant workers in temporary, non-agricultural employment and stiffens enforcement obligations applicable to employers of H-2B workers and U.S. workers similarly employed. The […]
Today a lot of Swedes show a great interest for health and physical exercise. An active lifestyle is also encouraged by many of the Swedish employers, and they offer employees benefits such as wellness allowance (which may also be tax-free under certain conditions). A new trend on the Swedish labour market is that some employers […]
Legislative amendments of the Swedish Employment Protection Act (“EPA”) have recently been proposed by the Ministry of Employment that may affect fixed term employment contracts. According to the proposal the fixed term employment will automatically be converted into an employment for an indefinite term in case of a chain of different types of fixed term […]
A Swedish employer may provide protection for customer relations by including a non-solicitation clause in the individual employment agreement to be applied post-termination. However, the enforceability of non-competition clauses post-termination is questionable in Sweden. In a recent case, the Swedish Labour Court (AD 2015 no. 8) declared a non-solicitation clause in an accountant’s employment agreement […]