A new Ontario Court of Appeal, Hampton Securities Limited v Dean, 2018 ONCA 901 provides both guidance and caution to employers in regulated industries when disclosing facts or making complaints to a regulator against former or departing employees
Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, received Royal Assent on November 21, 2018. The Bill makes several amendments to labour and employment in Ontario, many of which reverse provisions from last year’s Bill 148 (the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017)
On 24 December 2018 the Single Permit procedure became applicable. Non-EER citizens who want to stay and work in Belgium and their employers will have to follow this new procedure. The single permit procedure replaces the old double procedure for separate stay permits and work permits
The Labor Courts of the city of Buenos Aires, in the case “V. A. R. D. c/ Faurecia Argentina SA s/ despido’’ ruled that the employer must pay additional severance compensation (equal to 13 monthly salaries) provided by labor laws to an employee that was pregnant at the time of her dismissal, even though the employee had not served formal notice of her pregnancy to her employer prior to her dismissal, as required by labor law
The new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposal to update the H-1B process includes some efficiencies but will also change the current random selection lottery process. If the new selection process becomes effective in 2019 it will favor U.S. advanced-degree holders and make it more difficult for companies to obtain one of the limited number of H-1B visas for those holding non-U.S. advanced degrees.
The General Organisation for Social Insurance (GOSI) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Development has launched a new initiative for employers in private sector.
The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship has announced that the amnesty scheme will be extended further until 31 December 2018.
The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates announced new conditions for getting a long-term residence permits for innovators.
The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the Department of Labor (DOL) has reissued a 2009 opinion letter (PDF), effectively withdrawing enforcement guidance that made the tip credit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) unavailable for tipped employees who spend more than 20% of their time performing allegedly non-tip-generating duties.
On 12 December 2018, the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Act 2018 (Act) came into effect.