On June 3, 2021, the federal government’s Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent.
Just six weeks after holding that Ontario Regulation 228/20 under the ESA did not remove an employee’s common law right to claim constructive dismissal arising from a layoff during the pandemic, the Ontario SJC came to the opposite conclusion.
At long last, the European Commission, on June 4, 2021, adopted new Standard Contractual Clauses (“new SCCs”) to permit lawful transfers of personal data from the European Union (EU) to third countries such as the United States.
To date, few decisions in Canada have considered whether the amount of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) employees receive after their job termination should be deducted from their damages in lieu of common law reasonable notice.
Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and health system indicators, Ontario has announced that it will enter Step One of the Roadmap to Reopen on June 11 rather than on June 14.
Littler’s APAC team is pleased to provide you with its “APAC At a Glance: COVID-Related Restrictions” guide, to help employers adapt their operations to the different measures (and timetables) happening in the region.
A little over six months after the Brazilian Data Protection Law (LGPD) became effective, there seems to be real progress in its implementation. The LGPD is an all-encompassing data protection law similar to the European Union’s GDPR.