The end of 2020 saw several important developments in national employment reforms and measures, sometimes after questionable processes due to the lack of consultation with the social partners.
Some examples include the case of Mexico where the new law on telework was spontaneously adopted and that of Peru with the reform to the agrarian law that raises serious concerns given that it is de facto a statutory imposition of a specific salary and bonus to be paid by the employers of the agrarian sector, without leaving any room for collective or individual negotiations. The reform generated violent protests and is likely to increase informality in the sector.
In this article we also explore the consequences of the EU/UK agreement on the employment law in the UK, as well as on the social security regimes for the individuals working in Europe or in the UK.
This edition also looks at opposite outcomes on two Labour Court decisions related to the employment status of crowdworkers in Germany and New Zealand.