Most employers are familiar with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act and relevant state or local paid sick leave laws. But there are other, lesser-known laws potentially implicated amid the COVID-19 crisis.
A recent family law decision proves significant beyond the family law context, including in the employment law context. The decision in Yenovkian v. Gulian marks the first time the privacy tort of false light publicity has been recognized in Canada.
On December 17, 2019, in a 3-1 decision split along party lines, the National Labor Relations Board restored to employers the right to restrict employees from using company email systems for nonbusiness purposes.