Employers in Ontario will likely welcome the decision in Katz et al. v. Clarke, 2019 ONSC 2188 (Divisional Court), which addressed the scope of the duty to accommodate in the event of an employee’s permanent disability.
Recent case law on the distinction between an employee and independent contractor for wrongful dismissal purposes would suggest that even if the court does not find the individual to be an employee, it might nonetheless apply an intermediate status.
The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico has held that Act No. 2, which bars an employer from filing a counterclaim against the employee under an expedited adjudication process, does not preclude an employer from filing a separate and independent action.
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.
On July 31, 2019, the Mexican Ministry of Labor issued the Protocol for the Legitimization of existing Collective Bargaining Agreements, which will require all unions in Mexico to revisit employee support for any existing collective bargaining agreement.
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