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June 11, 2019

Guidelines on the Interpretation of Puerto Rico’s Employment Legislation, Chapters 4, 5 and 7

This Insight is the second in a series that provides a chapter-by-chapter analysis of the most important topics addressed in the Guidelines on the Interpretation of Puerto Rico’s Employment Legislation.

ASAP
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June 11, 2019

Nova Scotia, Canada: Is Sex Addiction a Disability that Must be Accommodated?

A recent labour arbitration case in Nova Scotia considered whether an employee who masturbated while watching pornography in a workplace bathroom stall had a sex addiction, and whether sex addiction is a disability that employers must accommodate.

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June 10, 2019

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Holds Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts—Including Those Governing Unjust Dismissal Claims—are Valid and Enforceable

The Puerto Rico Supreme Court recently issued a judgment in José Méndez et al v. Carso Construction, validating an arbitration clause that covers a claim under the Puerto Rico Unjust Dismissal statute.

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June 10, 2019

Europe: Business Travel Requires a Social Security Certificate

German and other European employers must ensure that employees who are traveling to another European Economic Area (EEA) state or Switzerland for business-related reasons carry a social security certificate called an A1 certificate.

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June 5, 2019

México Adopta Licencia por Cuidados Médicos para Padres de Niños con Cáncer

El 4 de junio de 2019, la Secretaría de Trabajo y Previsión Social (STPS) publicó un Decreto en el Diario Oficial de la Federación mediante el cual se adicionan diversas disposiciones de la Ley del Seguro Social

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June 5, 2019

Ontario, Canada: Arbitrator Reinstates Nurse Who Misappropriated Narcotics from Patients for Her Own Use and Falsified Records to Cover It Up

Earlier this year, a labour arbitrator rendered a decision that sends a clear warning to employers in Ontario about how to handle employees with substance abuse disorders.

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June 5, 2019

Mexico Adopts Care Leave for Parents of Children with Cancer

On June 4, 2019, the Mexican Department of Labor and Social Welfare published a Decree in the Official Gazette, amending several laws to allow parents to take leave time to care for children under the age of 16 who have been diagnosed with cancer.

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May 24, 2019

Ontario, Canada: A Tale of Violence and Harassment in the Workplace and Judicial Sanctions for an Employer that Handled it Poorly

As employment lawyers that represent management, we invariably counsel our clients that they must treat complaints of harassment in the workplace seriously, and take immediate steps to investigate them.

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May 24, 2019

EU: Court Holds Member States Must Require Employers to Adopt Systems to Record All Employee Working Time

On May 15, 2019, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a groundbreaking judgment in a court case between a Spanish trade union and the Spanish subsidiary of Deutsche Bank.

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May 23, 2019

The Effects of Using AI to Assess Applicants in the Netherlands and EU

A discussion of the exciting opportunities and challenges resulting from the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in HR decision-making and reporting.

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