Notice to federally regulated employers: 10 days of medical leave of absence with pay

On December 17, 2021, the federally proposed Bill C-3 received royal assent. One of the material amendments made to the Canada Labour Code (Code) will allow employees to earn up to 10 days of medical leave of absence with pay in a calendar year. This amendment will apply to all employees working in a federally … Continue reading

Avis aux employeurs sous réglementation fédérale : 10 jours de congé payé pour raisons médicales

Le 17 décembre 2021, le projet de loi C-3 proposé par le gouvernement fédéral a reçu la sanction royale. Une des modifications importantes au Code canadien du travail (Code) est la suivante : un employé pourra acquérir au plus 10 jours de congé payé pour raisons médicales par année civile. Cette modification sera applicable à tout … Continue reading

Amtrak Suspends its Vaccination Mandate Amidst Challenge by Railway Union Workers

In October 2021, Amtrak introduced a companywide COVID-19 vaccine mandate to comply with President Biden’s executive order requiring vaccinations for all federal employees (the “Executive Order”). Amtrak believed it needed to comply with the Executive Order because it receives public subsidies.… Continue reading

What to expect in employment law in England in 2022

Although the start of 2022 continues to be dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hoped that 2022 may see the introduction of some of the legislative developments, which were delayed or postponed since 2019.  This blog post looks at what changes employers can expect in relation to employment law this year, and what steps … Continue reading

UK Pensions: The road to compliance is paved with good intentions… and practical problems

I read with interest the blog post by Nicola Parish, TPR’s Executive Director of Frontline Regulation, on December 8, 2021, where she warned trustees of DB schemes to be vigilant in the current economic climate. Nicola emphasised the need for strong, open relationships with employers and I think she is spot on with that comment.  … Continue reading

(Just) Cause for Concern? Ontario Divisional Court weighs in on enforceability of “for cause” termination provisions

The Ontario Divisional Court recently dismissed the employer’s appeal in Lamontagne v JL Richards & Associates Limited (Lamontagne)[1], adding an appellate lens to the body of case law addressing the enforceability of “for cause” termination provisions in employment contracts.[2] In Lamontagne, the employer terminated the applicant’s employment without cause after 6.25 years. The applicable employment … Continue reading

Practical Tips for Managing Immigration Matters in the Cycle of a Corporate Transaction

Corporate transactions can uncover a number of immigration considerations, particularly if the buyer, seller, or target company, or any entity involved in the transaction, has a sponsor licence. Even without the complexities of a sponsor licence and the duties of the company, immigration issues can arise relating to the prevention of illegal working.  Quite often … Continue reading

Essential guidance for employers on COVID-19 measures at the workplace from 1 January 2022 (including recent updated measures announced on 27 December 2021)

Glass office building with sky and other towers in its reflectionAs part of Singapore’s move towards living with COVID-19 as an endemic disease, the country has been making efforts to re-open its economy. In order to facilitate the safe re-opening of the economy, the Ministry of Manpower (“MOM”) and the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (“TAFEP”) have collectively issued guidance for employers … Continue reading

Temporary changes to self-certification for statutory sick pay

On 17 December 2021, The Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021  came into force. The regulations temporarily extend the period that employees can self-certify to 28 days. Generally employees who are absent from work due to a period of sickness absence can self-certify for the absence for any period of up to seven days.  … Continue reading

Stricter rules on compensation for data protection violations?

The correct handling of personal data requires special care by employers. The German Federal Labour Court (BAG, 26.08.2021 – 8 AZR 253/20 (A)) has referred essential questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for clarification. The BAG’s decision, which, if confirmed by the ECJ, could now tighten the standard of due diligence and increase … Continue reading
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