The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta recently dismissed an employee’s claim that he had been constructively dismissed when his employer did not accommodate him with a mask exemption and put him on indefinite unpaid leave.
The NLRB recently adopted an administrative law judge’s decision that a carpenters’ union did not unlawfully lay off two employees who raised concerns about safe working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The European Union in 2019 launched a civil law directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the EU. The directive stipulates that the rights and obligations set out therein must apply to all employment relationships by August 1, 2022.
On June 20, 2022, Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed into law Act No. 41-2022, instituting drastic changes to labor and employment laws in Puerto Rico and extending employment rights for employees in the private sector.
A recent wrongful dismissal opinion from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice weighed the impact of the pandemic and alleged failure to mitigate when deciding how much reasonable notice damages were owed the plaintiff.