In February 2017, legislatures in the Netherlands and France took significant steps to implement mandatory due diligence and reporting rules regarding the impact of an employer's operations and supply chains on human rights.
The Venezuelan Tax Administration announced an increase to the tax unit effective February 24, 2017. This increase impacts, among other things, employers’ obligations related to tax contributions and meal benefits, and fines for violations.
On February 24, 2017, Mexico's Official Gazette published the Decree issued by President Enrique Peña Nieto amending Articles 107 and 123 of the Constitution of the United Mexican States, which deal with labor proceedings and collective bargaining.
Con fecha 24 de febrero del año en curso, ha sido publicada en el Diario Oficial de la Federación el Decreto por el cual se reforman los artículos 107 y 123 de la Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos
The gig economy is expanding fast. Although it brings great benefits, such as flexibility for companies and individuals, it also has generated concerns regarding workplace protections and social inequalities.
Courts in California and Canada have emerged as testing grounds for advancing claims of forced labor in global supply chains. The plaintiffs’ approach is to make companies more accountable to “soft law” norms like the UN Guiding Principles.