Usually recordings can be used in civil court cases only if both parties are aware that the conversation is being recorded and agree to it. During a recent meeting held by the National Institute of Magistrates, specialized employment judges decided that in employment related cases recordings of conversations between employees and employers (or employers representatives) can exceptionally be used as prove.
On 24 June the so called 4.0 Anti-Crisis Act came into force. The act is another tool aimed at improving the situation of entrepreneurs affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The act introduces many changes, including the regulations on taking holiday leave.
On 22 July, President Andres Manuel López Obrador announced and amendment to the Social Security Law and the Retirement Fund System Law with the aim of strengthening the employee’s retirement plans.
Short time work allows for the state subsidized reduction of working hours for a limited period in time. This raises the question of its effects on the employees’ annual leave entitlement.
The European directive enshrines the principle of “equal pay for equal work in the same workplace”. France has been applying since Thursday 30 July the new European rules on posted workers adopted in 2018 with the principle of equal treatment. This directive aimed to put an end to “social dumping”. From now on, an employee […]
Since 2016, an employer may include in the company’s written rules a neutrality clause prohibiting the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious signs in the workplace. European and French case law has laid down conditions for the validity of such a clause: it must treat all the employees of the company in the […]
The CJEU does not consider the Cyprus-based letter box company to be the employer of international lorry drivers in the Netherlands, for purposes of determining the applicable social security system.
The national press has informed that the Colombian Constitutional Court declared the unconstitutionality of the solidarity tax, created on Decree 568. According to the news, the Court analysed it under generality of the tax and horizontal tax equity principles, finding that the tax did not have a valid reason to levy only the public sector.
The Chilean Congress is currently discussing a reform bill that seeks to modernize the current Immigration Law -which dates back to 1975- by orienting it towards a model based on safety, order and regular immigration, adapting the rules to modern times and the needs of the country. Likewise, it intends to respect the rights of […]
Bill 195, Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020 (“Bill 195”) was proclaimed into force on July 24, 2020; the same day on which the provincial declaration of emergency established under O. Reg. 50/20 came to an end.
Under Bill 195, the Ontario Government is able to amend, extend, or revoke orders made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (“EMCPA”), even though the provincial declaration of emergency has expired.
The Government has exercised its authority under Bill 195 to extend various orders, including those relating to labour redeployment in long-term care and retirement homes, stages of reopening, compliance with public health advice, and public gatherings. A full listing of the orders that remain in force can be found on the Government’s website.