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Pointon Partners
There has been an increase in the number of historic complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace since the pandemic hit.
People + Culture Strategies
COVID-19 was considered a relevant factor when awarding compensation to an applicant who had been unfairly dismissed.
People + Culture Strategies
It is vital for employers to manage proactively the reputational damage which can accompany allegations of bullying.
People + Culture Strategies
Dubbed the "Qantas JobKeeper Case", this case is relevant to employers who pay employees for overtime in arrears.
Holding Redlich
The terms of a services agreement may prove not determinative of the true relationship and the reality of the engagement.
Canada
Littler - Canada
On October 9, 2020, in Matthews v. Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd., 2020 SCC 26, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC)—the highest court in the country.
Torkin Manes LLP
In a recent class action proceeding which affected 31,000 CIBC customer service employees across Canada, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that overtime premiums must be paid whenever overtime hours are required.
CCPartners
A labour arbitrator has found that a White employee's use of anti-Black racial slurs gave the employer just cause to terminate employment,
McMillan LLP
It is common for a purchaser of a business to try to limit its liability in connection with the years of service a transferred employee has with the vendor.
Watson Goepel LLP
In August the B.C. government implemented changes to the Workers Compensation Act through Bill 23, which received Royal Assent on August 14, 2020.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Temporary layoff rules continue to change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The law on layoffs is complex, varies between provinces and territories, and is governed ...
Hong Kong
Gall
It is increasingly common for employers and employees in Hong Kong to agree cessation terms. In such cases, an employee may be asked to enter into a separation agreement.
Mayer Brown
As we approach the bonus season, many employers in Hong Kong will be looking back on an unusual year to work out what bonus, if any, to award their employees.
India
Obhan & Associates
The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 ("OSH Code") received the President's assent on September 28, 2020
Indonesia
SSEK Indonesian Legal Consultants
(16 October 2020) The Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) recently passed the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation (the "Omnibus Bill").
Ireland
Eversheds Sutherland
The vast majority of employment-related claims are adjudicated upon by the Workplace Relations Commission.
Eversheds Sutherland
The general position in Ireland is that restrictive covenants are void and unenforceable as restraints of trade.
Eversheds Sutherland
The Health and Safety Authority ("HSA") has published guidance for employers on minimizing health and safety risks throughout the pandemic.
Maples Group
The third of a four-part audio series on Employment Law, hosted by head of our Employment team, Karen Killalea.
GTG Advocates
Quarantine Leave, COVID-19 Legal Amendments.
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