Introduced on August 8, 2016 and effective since January 1, 2017, the “El Khomri law” (named after the French Labor Minister) or “loi travail” granted employees in France the "right to disconnect" from digital devices.
Venezuela has increased the monthly minimum wage by 60% and the “meal benefit” calculation base to 15 tax units per day. Both increases, which apply to the private and public sectors, became effective on May 1, 2017.
En Venezuela, se aumentó el salario mínimo mensual en un sesenta por ciento. Además, se ajustó la base de cálculo del “Cestaticket Socialista,” que se podrá pagar en efectivo o mediante abono en cada cuenta nómina.
Works councils in Germany have extensive "co-determination" rights—i.e., the right to participate in company management. A recent court decision shows the councils' co-determination rights can extend to the employer’s own use of social media.
In a lawsuit involving both wrongful dismissal and defamation, Canada's Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ruled that an employer’s negative review of an employee’s attitude during a reference check call did not amount to defamation.
In Germany, employees frequently refuse to sign separation agreements for fear that the Employment Agency will disqualify them from receiving unemployment benefits. A revision of the Employment Agency's internal directives has created some new leeway.