Over the last year or two, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program has been the subject of tremendous public scrutiny and negative media attention. It began in March 2012 when HD Mining applied to bring over 200 Chinese nationals to conduct exploration work in British Columbia. The work permits were granted in April 2012.
In July of 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union announced its judgment in the highly anticipated case Alemo-Herron and Others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd, C-426/11, regarding the safeguarding of employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings. The plaintiffs in this case were originally employed by a public sector entity, the […]
The European Parliament has announced its support for a corporate restructuring law governing the ‘anticipation and management of change and restructuring’ and has called on the European Commission to submit such a proposal. The European Parliament’s resolution covers rules on the long-term strategic anticipation of employment and skills needs, early preparation of restructuring operations, and […]
A New Era for Data Protection in the EU As the European Union prepares to adopt the most stringent data protection laws in the world, which extend to employees’ data in the workforce, businesses, government entities, and law firms alike are expressing their objections, albeit for different reasons. Recently, the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee […]
L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2013 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world.
Non-compete clauses are an essential part of any contemporary employment contract. When conducting business in foreign jurisdictions, it is imperative that you understand and are aware of current employment laws concerning the implementation and use of non-competes. Below are ten points you should consider when executing a non-compete in The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Germany, France […]
The Court of Appeal recently upheld the decision of a trial judge who found that an employer did not have just cause to dismiss a long service employee who violated a workplace health and safety rule.
Doing business in Italy can be both satisfying and frustrating in equal measure and for companies setting up new operations or closing down old ones, instructing employment lawyers will inevitably be part of the process. The choice of such lawyers can be as random as googling “employment lawyers Italy” or as painstaking as a meticulously […]
With effect from 1 December 2004, section 4(1A) of the Employment Relations Act 2000 was inserted, which added further guidance to the duty of good faith. Many commentators asked at the time whether you could, or should, legislate a relationship in this way.
Many employers maintain rules in their employee handbooks or personnel policies governing how investigations of possible employee misconduct will be handled. Such rules often include admonishments to employees about maintaining the confidentiality of the investigation and, therefore, they implicate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act and protected concerted activity. Indeed, in Banner Health, […]