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Bennett Jones LLP
Ontario is ordering the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces to further contain the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This closure will be effective as of Tuesday,...
Torys LLP
On March 13, we wrote about some of the key issues facing employers in light of COVID-19. Since then, the situation has escalated and continues to evolve in real time...
Gowling WLG
In the past few days, Canadians been forced to adjust to the unprecedented social and economic changes of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minden Gross LLP
By now, your email inbox has been inundated with messages regarding COVID-19. Based on inquiries we have received, we share the following thoughts.
Littler Mendelson
Given the rapid spread and implications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), employers are confronting difficult questions regarding how to handle safety and health rules, travel restrictions,...
India
Littler Mendelson
The central and state governments have responded to this evolving situation by imposing curfews, travel restrictions, and closing down certain services and private businesses.
Italy
Withers LLP
Amidst the current emergency state of spreading Covid-19 virus ("Coronavirus"), many countries are somewhat rushing to find remedies and restrictive measures in many fields of everyday and business life.
Mexico
Littler Mendelson
Como resultado a un estudio sobre violencia laboral contra las mujeres (el cual arroja que un 26.6% de mujeres sufren algún tipo de violencia en sus trabajos) y la obligación patronal de ...
Littler Mendelson
On March 6, 2020, Mexico's Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare (MLSW) issued a model Protocol to Address and Eradicate Work Violence (Protocol).
Norway
Ius Laboris
To minimise the risk of infection, you should make a risk assessment and take necessary steps to reduce infection, such as limiting contact between people and adopting strict routines for disinfection.
South Africa
Schoemanlaw Inc.
Disputes relating to promotional disputes are covered by unfair labour practices as defined in the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (as amended) ("the Act"). Section 186(2) of the Act sets out the ...
Schoemanlaw Inc.
Constructive Dismissal is defined in Section 186 of the Labour Relations Act ("the Act") which sets out the meaning of dismissal in terms of the Act.
UK
Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
Redundancies have always been a way of life in the City, but in the current economic climate, when many organisations are merging, some have recruitment freezes and many others are...
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
On Friday 20 March 2020, the UK Government launched the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme following discussions with business groups and trade union leaders.
Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
In the recent case of Royal Mail Group v Jhuti (Jhuti), the Supreme Court ruled that an employer who had been manipulated into dismissing an employee for a false reason...
Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP
A long-term sick employee transferred under TUPE but was denied long-term sickness benefits by both the old and new employers' PHI insurers. After he was dismissed...
Gowling WLG
The coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). As the virus continues to spread extensively, it poses significant challenge to businesses and raises various points...
United States
Archer & Greiner P.C.
On March 18, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed legislation into law, effective immediately, that would provide sick leave and some benefits for employees in New York ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Last night, the President signed the "Families First Coronavirus Response Act" (H.R. 6201), which will require employers with less than 500 employees ...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
California Assembly Member Rob Bonta recently introduced Assembly Bill 2355 (AB 2355), which, if enacted, would make medical cannabis users a protected class in California. California was the first state...
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