The Law on Business Growth and Transformation (known as the “Pacte law”) was passed by Parliament. It includes many provisions regarding Labour law: modification of the modalities of calculation of the thresholds of staffing and suppression of certain thresholds, reform of employee savings, development of the employee share ownership, modification of the rules relating to retirement savings. The entry into force of the law is subject to its publication in the Official Journal
The French Supreme Court has made a significant reversal in its case law: any employee exposed to asbestos may now make a claim for the harm relating to the anxiety they feel. Up to now, this option was reserved exclusively for employees who had worked at a site listed by the administration as concerned by the early-retirement due to asbestos scheme. The anxiety harm can now be invoked by any employee who justifies exposition leading to a high risk of developing a serious illness, even if they did not work at a site listed. The employee must nevertheless prove the existence of this anxiety
Historically in Chile the labor statute has allowed employees to be hired to perform a specific job. The labor contract ends when the job is terminated. This has typically been used in the construction industry. Termination of this kind of labor contract does not trigger severance, as indefinite term contracts do. However, Law N°21.122 entered into force as from January 2019, providing several key changes to protect employees hired under this type of contract
This Ontario Court of Appeal decision suggests that accommodation by an employer can help defeat a future claim of intentional infliction of mental distress by an employee
The Federal Office of the Privacy Commissioner has indicated it will be changing its position on cross-border data flows, such that companies disclosing personal information across a border, including for processing, would be required to obtain consent from individuals in order to do so. In order to provide updated guidance to the public, the Officer has begun a public consultation
The recent decision of Merrifield v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 ONCA 205, confirms that no independent tort of harassment exists in Ontario, especially given existing legal remedies (such as the tort of intentional infliction of mental suffering) to redress harassing conduct
The national social partners have concluded an agreement on some important future measures of employment and social security law. The outcome of the negotiations was highly uncertain as the socialist trade union did not agree with a maximum raise of the wages of 1,1% in the midst of difficult discussions on the raise of the minimum wage
The Federal Court of Australia has dismissed a lawyer’s claims for disability discrimination and victimisation against his employer, a small specialist family law legal practice, finding that the legal practice had afforded the lawyer “reasonable adjustments” when he returned to work after a period of absence following a major depressive episode
Even in the era of far-reaching international trade agreements and regional economic and political partnerships, the majority of laws and regulations governing the workplace are still determined by the individual countries where employees work.
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On March 30, 2019 the United Kingdom (UK) will in all likelihood no longer be part of the EU. In this article we will discuss a number of significant Brexit consequences for employers and employees. The focus will be on the right of British citizens to reside and work in the Netherlands