The gig economy is expanding fast. Although it brings great benefits, such as flexibility for companies and individuals, it also has generated concerns regarding workplace protections and social inequalities.
Courts in California and Canada have emerged as testing grounds for advancing claims of forced labor in global supply chains. The plaintiffs’ approach is to make companies more accountable to “soft law” norms like the UN Guiding Principles.
The Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury issued Tax Policy Circular Letter No. 16-08 on December 23, 2016, establishing new rules regarding the validity of, and request for, retirement plan qualification letters.
En Gaceta Oficial N° 41.070, de fecha 9 de enero de 2017, fue publicado el aumento del cincuenta por ciento (50%) sobre el salario mínimo mensual para los trabajadores que presten servicio en los sectores público y privado.
The January edition of the Insider Report reviews what federal agencies accomplished in the final weeks of 2016, discusses state and municipal laws that advanced in December, and previews what the 115th Congress has in store for 2017.