It used to be that employers had the luxury of waiting until January 1 to be vigilant for new employment laws and compliance challenges. For the past several years, we have reported on employment and labor laws taking effect mid-year.
During the final days of its most recent legislative session, the New York State Legislature passed a bill (S8369B) that would mandate contractual forms and terms for businesses that use “freelance workers.”
In a recent decision, the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld a determination that three taxi drivers were employees and not independent contractors for purposes of the province’s Employment Standards Act.
The European Commission on December 9, 2021, published proposed legislation that, if passed, would mark a fundamental change in the way digital labor platforms operating in the EU approach their employment law compliance.