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November 2, 2020

COVID-19: What has changed for UK employers since March?

The short answer is that a lot has changed in the UK since March. This article breaks down the key topics that employers and HR professionals in the UK need to be thinking about, both recapping what has changed to date and looking ahead.

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October 30, 2020

UK: 12 Ways to Cut HR Costs Without Redundancies

UK employers consulted with staff on nearly half a million redundancies during the pandemic - roughly 1.5% of the working population.

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October 30, 2020

Ontario, Canada Court Confirms Employers that Revoke Accepted Employment Offers May be Liable for Damages

Ontario’s Superior Court recently confirmed that an employer may be liable for damages if it withdraws an accepted offer of employment or terminates employment without cause prior to the start date.

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October 30, 2020

Republic of Labour Law – Irish HR Updates

Welcome to our Halloween edition of Republic of Labour Law, a spooky newsletter in which we distil the most frightening Irish legal and HR updates from the last month in 500 words or less.

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October 30, 2020

Michigan Extends and Revises its Restrictions on Gatherings and Face Masks

Due to the increase of COVID-19 cases and related deaths in Michigan over the last four weeks, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued an Oct. 29, 2020 Epidemic Order extending and revising its previous order issued on Oct. 9, 2020.

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October 28, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Bill 218 Would Introduce COVID-19 Liability Protection with Exceptions

On October 20, 2020, Ontario introduced Bill 218, Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020, which would provide employers with a degree of liability protection from COVID-related claims.

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October 27, 2020

Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies in a Time of Political and Social Unrest

Tensions appear to be running hot across the nation during this polarized election season and time of political and social unrest.

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October 26, 2020

Demystifying President Trump's Executive Order on Diversity Training

A discussion of President Trump’s Executive Order, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” which curbs the discussion of certain topics from diversity and inclusion training provided by federal contractors and grantees.

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October 26, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Human Rights Tribunal Awards Significant Damages to Employee Who Acquiesced to Sexual Relationship with Supervisor

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario made a $170,000 damage award to a vulnerable employee who, after being sexually harassed by her direct supervisor, engaged in unwelcome sexual activity, fearing that if she refused she would lose her job.

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October 26, 2020

The Netherlands: Can an employee hide and then seek a notice payment?

The Central Netherlands District Court recently held that failure to turn up at work and to contact an employer about the absence justifies summary dismissal.

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