The Supreme Court of British Columbia found that an employer had just cause for the dismissal of a full-time employee who worked on a side business during working hours and did not provide the employer full-time service.
On September 30, 2023, California enacted the first general industry workplace violence prevention safety requirements in the United States that will be applicable to nearly all California employers, with very few exceptions.
The Massachusetts legislature has introduced a series of employment- and labor-related bills that, if enacted, will require employers across the Commonwealth to establish, revisit or revise policies and practices.
Approximately 23% of the working-age population in the UK reported that they were disabled in January to March 2023 (so almost 1 in 4 working people), and it is estimated 70-80% of disabilities are non-visible.
The U.S. is not the only country currently debating reform to the law on non-competes. Notably, the UK Government has announced legislation that would limit the duration of non-competes to a period of three months after the termination of employment.