On November 29, 2018, the Australian Government passed the Modern Slavery Act 2018, which requires certain companies operating in Australia to report annually on their efforts to address modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.
Although Canada recently legalized the recreational use of marijuana, the drug remains illegal under U.S. federal law. This discrepancy can give rise to serious immigration consequences for workers and investors in the Canadian cannabis industry.
Cakes have become an unlikely battleground for gay rights over the past few years. The UK Supreme Court recently held that a bakery that refused to supply a pro-same-sex marriage cake did not discriminate against the man ordering it.
Under the new Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018, starting in 2020, parents who experience the unfortunate loss of a child under the age of 18 or a stillbirth after 24 weeks of pregnancy will be entitled to two weeks’ leave.