The Court of Appeal in The Hague recently held that the Employment and Security Act precludes secondment agencies from terminating contracts with workers who are ill or injured at work, despite terms allowing such terminations in collective agreements.
The Department of Labor has clarified that gig workers qualify as “unemployed” under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) Program when they lose a significant amount of business because of COVID-19.
When the Democrats took control of the General Assembly in addition to the governorship in the November 2019 election, many predicted an expansion of workers’ rights. That prediction was realized with the 2020 Virginia General Assembly session.
Companies that use third-party staffing vendors should take stock of a recent Fifth Circuit decision applying Texas law, which reinforces that both contract language, and keeping such language up-to-date, is critical for enforcing arbitration provisions.
On March 27, 2020, the government of the Netherlands announced that the Temporary Benefit for Self-Employed Professionals ("Tozo") will be made available this week, as should the Temporary Emergency Bridging Measure for Sustained Employment ("NOW").