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Newsletter September, 2020

India: Supreme Court decision on the payment of wage during the lockdown

September, 2020
  • A Supreme Court decision pushes employers and trade unions to negotiate on the payment of wages during the lockdown 

Employment Protection Legislation in comparison: Chapter 3 of OECD Employment Outlook 2020

September, 2020
  • The OECD Employment Protection Legislation is a publication to be commended. 
  • Chapter 3 elaborates on how job protection matters for labour market and economic outcomes with a recently updated methodology and indicators. 
  • One key outcome: open-ended contracts have loosened, while fixed term contracts have been evenly loosened and restricted across OECD member countries. 
  • Chapter 3 outcomes are key for employers’ organisations and companies when advocating for policies in support of innovation, agility of the labour market, and productivity.   
Newsletter August, 2020

Kazakhstan new Law on employment contract and dismissals

August, 2020
  • The law “On Amendments and Additions to Some Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Labor Issues”, was adopted in Kazakhstan on 4 May 2020
  • It had multiple repercussions on employers
Newsletter July, 2020

Canada: important Ontario Court of Appeal Decision on termination of employment

July, 2020
  • Termination of employment clauses in Ontario must be read as a whole and be overall in line with employment regulation, even if they are contained in separate provisions.  

US legislations on employers’ liability protection clauses in case of Covid-19 could become a federal issue

July, 2020
  • If this regulation is adopted, employers’ liability would be limited to acts of gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
  • The law would have retroactive effect from 2019 and be in force until 2024.

France: temperature checks before entering the workplace are not permitted

July, 2020
  • Health checks with data collection are prohibited
  • Health checks with no additional collection of data are allowed, but the employee can refuse them

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