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
This case law shows that the Labor Courts in Argentina understand that even when there is no specific law in this respect, in order for employers not to discriminate against women, female employees should make up at least 30% of their workforce. The Labor Court also ordered the bus company to pass a hiring policy by which it guarantees equal access and opportunities for being hired as bus drivers
The US Congress has concerns about fraud and abuse of the so-called “golden visa” EB-5 green card program. Amendments to the regulations are expected soon just as Europe investigates its own “golden visa” programs
An accounting firm filed an interim injunction that its managing director was obliged to observe a notice period of six months, as to prohibit the managing director to compete with the accounting firm following his resignation. While no agreement between the parties provided for a specific notice period, the Labour Court deemed it reasonable that the managing director should observe a notice period of six months
Until now, only companies with more than 250 employees were required to elaborate Equality Plans. After the entry into force of Royal Decree-Law 6/2019, the regulation has been modified in order to extend the obligation to elaborate equality plans to companies with more than 50 employees
The new law repeals Executive Regulations promulgated by Ministerial Resolution No. (1982) dated 28/06/1437 AH, as amended. The new regulations came into effect on January 11, 2019