On February 23, 2022, the German Federal Cabinet approved the draft legislation by Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil to raise the minimum wage, thus giving the green light to a key election promise of the Social Democratic Party.
On February 18, 2022, Ontario’s Your guide to the Employment Standards Act was updated to include two new chapters that provide guidance on recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA).
Ontario has announced that with key public health and health system indicators improving and the peak of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 behind us, it will be easing public health measures sooner than anticipated.
Employers subject to provincial legislation that have employees in Ontario often ask about legislative requirements under various employment statutes, including mandatory policies, training and postings.
With key public health indicators beginning to show signs of improvement and expected to continue, Ontario announced that commencing January 31, 2022, it would begin to take steps to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures.