On October 19, 2020, the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal ruled on whether an employer had met its duty of notification and whether it owed compensation in lieu of notifying the employee about his contract extension.
Employees working remotely outside the UK during Covid-19 may create – and may already have created – expensive tax liabilities for themselves and their employers. UK employers with staff abroad should act now to understand and mitigate the risks.
The short answer is that a lot has changed in the UK since March. This article breaks down the key topics that employers and HR professionals in the UK need to be thinking about, both recapping what has changed to date and looking ahead.
On October 20, 2020, Ontario introduced Bill 218, Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020, which would provide employers with a degree of liability protection from COVID-related claims.
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario made a $170,000 damage award to a vulnerable employee who, after being sexually harassed by her direct supervisor, engaged in unwelcome sexual activity, fearing that if she refused she would lose her job.
In a recent decision, the Ontario Superior Court focused on an employee’s responsibilities rather than his title alone in characterizing his position for purposes of assessing the common law reasonable notice to which he was entitled.