The Ontario Superior Court recently dismissed union applications for injunctions to restrain two entities from suspending or terminating unvaccinated employees before their mandatory vaccination policies could be challenged in the grievance process.
In mid-November, the UAE Cabinet approved a new Labour Law, Federal Law Number 33 of 2021 (the New Labour Law) which will come into force on 2 February 2022 and repeals Law Number 8 of 1980 (the Old Law), replacing it entirely.
British Columbia announced that beginning January 1, 2022, workers covered by the province’s Employment Standards Act, including part-time, temporary or casual workers, will be eligible to take up to five days of paid sick leave per year.
The legislative bill on the temporary extension of the use of temporary corona passes (in Dutch: wetsvoorstel Tijdelijke wet verbreding inzet coronatoegangsbewijzen) was submitted to the Lower House of Parliament the evening of November 23.
On November 16, 2021, Governor Spencer J. Cox signed SB2004 into law, placing limitations and additional obligations on Utah employers that have implemented vaccine or testing requirements on employees.