Columbia, South Carolina passed an ordinance effective August 6, 2019, limiting employers’ use of criminal background checks and banning employers from inquiring about salary history on job applications.
The NLRB has invited briefing regarding the standards for determining whether “profane outbursts and offensive statements of a racial or sexual nature, made in the course of otherwise protected activity,” should lose their Section 7 protection.
The Federal Court of Canada recently confirmed that an employee’s signed release and settlement agreement will not preclude a complaint for unjust dismissal, but may affect the compensation awarded if the employee was unjustly dismissed.
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently considered the important question of whether a terminated employee is entitled to be awarded damages in lieu of a lost opportunity to earn incentive plan compensation during his or her reasonable notice period.
On August 6, 2019, the 5th Circuit dealt the EEOC a significant setback, largely affirming the district court’s decision that the EEOC violated the APA in issuing its 2012 Enforcement Guidance on criminal history.
In a recent case, the Court of Appeal for Ontario decided that an employee’s right to purchase shares of his employer’s parent corporation under a Shareholders’ Agreement would be governed by that agreement, including upon termination of his employment.