Newsletter January, 2021
- Business Botswana provides concrete suggestions for “building back better” through a Guide on Recovery Plan for the Private Sector
- The grant secured by the Israelian Government to all its resident citizens was able to stimulate the domestic economy
- Despite its lack of precise target, some redistribution was ensured by the recipients themselves
- The US Federal minimum wage of USD $7.25 per hour (less for tipped employees) was last updated in 2009
- 20 US states will progressively increase their minimum wage rates as of January 2021, in certain states up to USD $15-an-hour
- The German Federal Labour Court (No. 9 AZR 102/201, 1 December 2020) re-classified the crowdworker as an employee
- It determined also that for remuneration purposes, the company shall not be bound by pre-established fees that the worker received as a self-employed worker.
- The Employment Court examined the terms of the Service Agreement, the intention of the parties and the relationship operated in practice.
- It ruled against the classification of the complainant as an employee of Uber
- In Austria, a new collective agreement will enter into force at the end of 2021 for all employees of companies in the trade sector
- The agreement will reform the salary schedule and aims at uniformising and reducing the salary levels, and “to create a modern scheme of employment groups, obtain more legal certainty in job grading”
- On 9 December 2020, the Mexican Senate approved a reform to the Federal Labour Law to regulate telework.
- The law establishes the voluntary nature of this form of work and the need to define it in writing