On March 21, 2022, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) adopted a permanent rule, effective April 1, 2022, that expands the reasons employees can use leave under Oregon’s paid sick and safe leave law during a public health emergency.
On March 28, 2022, the Brazilian government published a new Provisional Measure that, among other matters, modifies some of the provisions of the Labor Code relating to remote work that could have a significant impact on employers.
Bill 19 addresses issues raised after the province’s Employment Standards Act (ESA) was amended to entitle eligible employees in the province to eight personal illness or injury leave days—five paid and three unpaid—commencing January 1, 2022.
The 11th Circuit recently upheld a decision that an 18% restaurant service fee was not a “tip” and was properly used by the restaurant to satisfy its minimum wage obligations under the FLSA and requirements of the Section 207(i) FLSA exemption.
In a successful wrongful dismissal lawsuit, the Supreme Court of British Columbia awarded an employee an additional $15,000 for aggravated damages because the employer engaged in conduct during the dismissal that was unfair and in bad faith.
An arbitrator has upheld the Toronto District School Board’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, determining determined that the policy did not infringe section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and was a reasonable exercise of management rights.