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.
In Antchipalovskaia v. Guestlogix Inc., the employer appealed a decision that the employee was entitled to 12 months’ notice for her dismissal without cause, which was based in part on a finding that she was continuously employed from 2011 to 2019.
Equal opportunity in the job market is not yet a given for everyone in the Netherlands; discrimination when recruiting and selecting new employees still occurs. The bill to oversee equal opportunities for recruitment and selection seeks to change this.
During the final days of its most recent legislative session, the New York State Legislature passed a bill (S8369B) that would mandate contractual forms and terms for businesses that use “freelance workers.”
On May 24, 2022, USCIS announced implementation of premium processing for certain work visa petitioners who have pending EB-1 and EB-2 petitions. This announcement is part of a USCIS’ plans to expand its premium processing scheme.
On May 12, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a “Technical Assistance” document addressing compliance with ADA requirements and agency policy when using AI and other software to hire and assess employees.