In a recent decision still reverberating with Canadian employers, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario struck down an employer's practice of requiring job applicants to be permanently eligible to work in Canada.
This Insight includes a discussion of Chapters 9 and 10 of Guidelines on the Interpretation of Puerto Rico’s Employment Legislation, which provide guidance on termination from employment and discrimination.
On June 27, 2019, Governor Gavin Newson (D) signed Senate Bill 83, which, beginning on July 1, 2020, will extend from six to eight weeks the maximum duration of paid family leave benefits individuals may receive under California law.
The Ontario Court of Appeal reduced a notice period award to a separated employee, which had exceeded the normal "cap," and also held that the employer could not enforce a termination provision in a bonus plan due to lack of meaningful employee notice.
The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently held that the Airline Deregulation Act preempts Rhode Island law requiring premium pay for Sunday and holidays. This decision may allow employers in other industries to challenge the state premium pay law as well.
The District of Columbia Council has passed several pieces of legislation that impose significant obligations upon employers in the District of Columbia. This article reviews recently-enacted laws and their key obligations.
There has been much activity surrounding the Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave law, including an extension of the start date for contributions, updated employee notices, and the issuance of final regulations interpreting the law.
A decision of the Court of Appeal for Ontario confirms that the use by a professional service employer of different corporate structures to enter into employment agreements with employees will not interrupt the length of their service.