The OCA recently found that unless an employee’s employment contract provides otherwise via an express or implied term, an employer’s unilateral lay off of an employee will constitute constructive dismissal, even when the layoff is temporary.
The starting point is the ability to reframe the issue of conflict: develop an “attitude of resolution” that views conflict as an opportunity to solve a problem rather than as a confrontation to be avoided.
Governor Ron DeSantis has signed Senate Bill (SB) 266, officially prohibiting the state’s public colleges and universities from spending state or federal money on programs or campus activities that advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
Since January 1, 2021, Colorado’s Healthy Families & Workplaces Act has required employers to provide up to 80 hours of supplemental public health emergency leave for conditions relating to COVID-19. That obligation ends on June 9, 2023.
In recently published guidance, Chicago corrects its position on its amended sexual harassment ordinance to clarify that the requirements of the new sexual harassment protections apply to all employers whose employees work in Chicago.
The Ontario Court of Appeal has allowed an employer’s appeal of a finding that an employee who was on a temporary leave at the time of an injury was entitled to receive long-term disability benefits, which were included in the group benefits plan.