On December 15, 2020, the New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor voted to approve two bills that would fundamentally alter the employer-employee relationship for fast food employers in New York City.
On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched EEOC Explore, an interactive tool that allows users to view workplace demographic data collected through Form EEO-1.
Ontario’s Superior Court reminds employers they will not be entitled to plead cause in response to a wrongful dismissal claim if at the time of dismissal, the employer was aware it had grounds to terminate for cause, but chose not to do so.
In a much-anticipated decision, a federal court on December 1, 2020, ruled in favor of business and university plaintiffs, setting aside two new interim final rules that would have instituted major changes to the H-1B program.
In a recent decision, the New Brunswick Court of Appeal considered an employee’s appeal of a decision dismissing his action for damages in lieu of reasonable notice upon his job termination without cause.
We continue to monitor changes in the Trump administration’s handling of ongoing agency immigration reforms through the end of 2020 and into early 2021 that may impact employers’ ability to sponsor foreign workers on visas.
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently overturned a decision to award aggravated damages to an individual whose job was terminated before his employment began because the manner of dismissal did not cause the requisite “mental distress.”
In a recent decision, the Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan considered whether an employee’s notice period should be calculated solely on her most recent years of service, or on the totality of her years of service.