Insight
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December 1, 2021

France: Role of the Social and Economic Committee in the Context of a Restructuring or Downsizing

Social and Economic Committees in French workplaces must be informed and consulted in the event of a “restructuring and downsizing.” What is their scope of intervention?

Littler Report
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November 30, 2021

COVID-19: APAC Lockdown Restrictions (November Update)

We have created a high-level guide that gives an “at a glance” snapshot of the severity of lockdown restrictions in 15 countries across Asia Pacific (APAC).

Dear Littler
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November 30, 2021

Dear Littler: Can we ban the unvaccinated from our office parties?

The holiday season is upon us, and we’d like to celebrate this year by holding an actual office party like we did in the “before” times. Can we make sure only vaccinated people attend?

Insight
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November 30, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Confirms Unions Must Challenge Mandatory Vaccination Policies Before Labour Arbitrators Rather than Courts

The Ontario Superior Court recently dismissed union applications for injunctions to restrain two entities from suspending or terminating unvaccinated employees before their mandatory vaccination policies could be challenged in the grievance process.

Littler Report
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November 29, 2021

New Federal Labour Law Issued in the UAE

In mid-November, the UAE Cabinet approved a new Labour Law, Federal Law Number 33 of 2021 (the New Labour Law) which will come into force on 2 February 2022 and repeals Law Number 8 of 1980 (the Old Law), replacing it entirely.

ASAP
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November 29, 2021

Biden Administration Issues New Executive Order to Restrict International Travel in Response to Omicron Variant of COVID-19

The discovery of a COVID-19 variant dubbed “Omicron” has caused many countries to place new restrictions on international travel.

ASAP
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November 29, 2021

The coalition agreement is out – the guidelines for German labor law are set for the next four years

On Wednesday, November 24, 2021, the newly formed coalition of the Liberals, Greens and the Social Democrats, which will lead Germany during the next four years, presented its coalition agreement.

ASAP
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November 29, 2021

Paid Sick Leave Updates in Canada

British Columbia announced that beginning January 1, 2022, workers covered by the province’s Employment Standards Act, including part-time, temporary or casual workers, will be eligible to take up to five days of paid sick leave per year.

ASAP
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November 29, 2021

The Netherlands: SER issues Age Diversity Charter

There is greater age diversity in the Dutch jobs market than ever before. This presents opportunities and challenges.

ASAP
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November 29, 2021

Dutch Bill on Corona Passes for the Workplace Advances

The legislative bill on the temporary extension of the use of temporary corona passes (in Dutch: wetsvoorstel Tijdelijke wet verbreding inzet coronatoegangsbewijzen) was submitted to the Lower House of Parliament the evening of November 23.

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