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March 25, 2022

Ontario, Canada: Another Arbitration Decision Upholds Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

An arbitrator has made another contribution to the “weight of authority” in Ontario labour arbitration awards pertaining to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in unionized workplaces.

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March 24, 2022

The Scale-up Visa: Who Will Benefit from this New UK Immigration Route?

With UK job vacancies at a 20-year high, an economy bouncing back from the pandemic and no more free movement within the EU, new work visa routes in March’s Immigration Rules changes can’t come too soon for many businesses.

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March 24, 2022

UK: No Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reports (Right Now)

The UK government has made clear, in its “Inclusive Britain” policy paper published on March 17, that ethnicity pay gap reporting will not be mandatory for employers “at this stage.”

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March 22, 2022

British Columbia, Canada Court Decides CERB Payment Should be Deducted from Damage Award for Wrongful Dismissal

The Supreme Court of British Columbia found that the trial court erred when it did not deduct the employee’s $9,000 Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) payment from his damage award for wrongful dismissal.

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March 22, 2022

Surreptitious Recording of Conversations with Colleagues May Justify Termination of Employment for Cause in British Columbia, Canada

The Supreme Court of British Columbia dismissed an employee’s wrongful dismissal claim and held that his surreptitious recording of conversations with his colleagues justified the termination of his employment for just cause.

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March 21, 2022

Canada: Pre-entry COVID-19 Testing Will Soon Not Be Required for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

On March 17, 2022, Canada announced that, effective April 1, 2022, fully vaccinated travellers will no longer be required to provide a pre-entry COVID-19 test result to enter Canada.

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March 16, 2022

Ontario, Canada Court of Appeal Upholds 26-Month Reasonable Notice Period Due to Exceptional Circumstances

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently dismissed the employer’s appeal of a lower court decision in which the trial judge held “exceptional circumstances” existed to justify making an award that exceeded the 24-month “high end” amount of reasonable notice.

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March 15, 2022

The Ukraine/Russia Conflict & Related Sanctions: 7 Pressing Questions Employers Are Asking

The war in Ukraine has persisted and Western countries have continued to ramp up sanctions against Russia. Employers with workforces in these countries have raised many employment law questions – some of them unprecedented.

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March 14, 2022

Implementation of the European Directive on Whistleblowing in France: Extending the Whistleblower Qualification and Strengthening its Protection

The French Parliament recently adopted two bills to implement European directive n 2019/1937, which creates protections for whistleblowers.

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March 11, 2022

British Columbia, Canada Announces Steps to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions

On March 10, 2022, British Columbia announced that it will be taking a number of steps to lift COVID-19 restrictions.

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