Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Decision No. 25 of 2020 determining the minimum wage for workers and domestic workers was issued following the publication of Law No. 17 of 2020. The Decision provides for a minimum wage of QAR 1000, being a 25% increase to the previous temporary minimum wage (QAR 750). […]
Law No. 17 of 2020 on determining the minimum wage for labourers and domestic workers was announced by the Emir of Qatar in October 2019 and signed into law on 30 August 2020.
The following amendments have been introduced to the UAE Labour Law (Law No. 8 of 1980, as amended): Article 32 has been extended to provide that the female worker is entitled to a wage equal to that of a male worker where she is performing the same work, or other remuneration of equal value. Article […]
In Rutledge v Canaan Construction Inc., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice determined that even if an employee is exempt from certain minimum standards under the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) a termination clause may be deemed void if there is even the possibility that it may violate the ESA in the future. This recent decision joins a growing body of case law from the Ontario courts which makes clear that even hypothetical deviations from the required statutory minimums are likely to be fatal to a contractual termination provision’s enforceability and will expose an employer to liability for common law reasonable notice.
In order to facilitate and boost ease of doing business, the State Governments of Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh by way of ordinances have amended certain provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (“IDA”), the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 (“CLRA”) and the Factories Act, 1948 (“FA”). a) State of Punjab • […]
More than five years and a pandemic later, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has clarified a successor employer’s union bargaining obligations regarding layoffs under the National Labor Relations Act. Tramont Manufacturing, LLC, 369 NLRB No. 136 (July 27, 2020). The NLRB held that a successor employer may lawfully take any action “reasonably encompassed” by the […]
On September 11, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will release a new regulation for notice-and-comment that proposes to expand the collection of biometric data and give DHS increased flexibility to deal with emerging needs. Here are a few highlights from the draft 328-page rule. Unless waived by DHS, any applicant, petitioner, sponsor, beneficiary, or […]
When does the “dies a quo” begin in order to calculate the term of the dismissal action, in case the company notifies the dismissal letter via burofax.
In the Schrems II decision (C-311/18) of July 2020, the CJEU invalidates Commission Decision 2016/1250 on the adequacy of the protection provided by the “EU-US Data Protection Shield”. This means that personal data cannot be transferred quasi automatically to the US any longer, as the US does not provide an adequate level of data protection (which was the case according the Commission). This decision can have important implications for Multinational Enterprises when they, e.g. want to transfer employee data to their seats in the US.
The National Development Plan 2018-2022, “Pact for Colombia, Pact for Equity”, created the Social Protection Floor (SPF) for those employees and independent contractors that, working under part-time contracts, earn less than a monthly minimum wage; however, regulation on the matter was needed for being applicable. Therefore, through Decree 1174 the national government regulated the access conditions to the SPF, as well as other matters.