Newsletter March, 2021
- Mandatory vaccination policies continue to be a heavily debated topic amongst Canadian employers
- The Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) periodically updates the state of play of national reforms and the related business’ recommendations
- The plan considers topics such as labour law, social security law, trade union law, SMEs easiness of doing business, among others
- FEI advocacy plan has been successful in a series of reforms, especially on trade and investments
Newsletter December, 2020
- The Australian Parliament adopted a Bill that defines a casual worker as someone offered work without commitment of continuing and indefinite work.
- The Bill sheds light on the possibility to convert the casual work contract into a long-term full or part-time employment relationship.
- The Law also clarifies employers’ economic responsibility in case a casual worker is later on recognised as an employee.
Newsletter November, 2020
- In 2018, the Government of New Zealand commenced internal discussions on the establishment of a “Fair Pay Agreement system”, a system combining simultaneously collective negotiations and the establishment of minimum legal employment standards.
- The legislation is currently discussed among social partners and received important criticism for de facto imposing collective negotiations.
- Regulation No. 035/2018 (Norma Oficial Mexicana NOM-035-STPS-2018) on psychosocial risk factors at work was adopted in 2018, but it entered into force on a two-step phase and became fully applicable on 23 October 2020.
- On telework, the Code establishes the rights and obligation of employers and employees.
- The amendments defined the criteria of representativeness to sit in the Economic and Social Council of the Slovak Republic.
- The possibility to renew fixed-term contracts has been extended to three years.
- Covid-19 in Honduras was characterized by high levels of collaboration within the employers’ community.
- COHEP members together advocated for the reopening of businesses and successfully presented possible practical solutions, including safety protocols, gradual reopening, shifts, etc.
- The article “a position paper on remote work local country regulation” provides a very clear and straightforward analysis of what must be taken into account when revising or drafting a legislation or regulation on remote work.