Newsletter August, 2020
- 4,021 companies replied to NECA’s survey on the direct and indirect impact of the pandemic on their operation;
- A series of request was compiled and was presented to the Government.
- In July 2020, the amended Labour Hire Licensing Act entered into force in South Australia.
- The amendments narrow the licensing needs for staffing (labour hire) companies to specific sectors and businesses.
- Employers of temporary foreign workers in Canada are required to comply with the Quarantine Act and respect the mandatory 14-day quarantine period upon entry in Canada
- The quarantine period must be paid to employees. However, the government announced a financial support to employers up to CAD $1,500 per temporary foreign worker to cover employee pay during the mandatory quarantine period and other associated costs
- The government enhanced labour inspection for employers in agriculture
- In July 2020, a significant decision on data transfer concerning the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was made by the Court of Justice of the European Union
- This decision could potentially block the transfer of data between a country of the European Union and a third country, including the US
- New rules are adopted to make the Danish job sharing scheme more flexible
- The regulation was followed by local and/or sectoral agreements
- The Federal Supreme Court did not bring clarity on this issue and in any case its decision was preliminary
- The previous legislation on the recognition of occupational diseases remain
- Specific short-term contracts previously subject to a tax of EUR10 are now exempted
- On 24 April 2020, the Labour Court of Wesel, a city of the North Rhine-Westphalia, issued a decision on the use of specific devices to permanently monitor the behaviour of employees to prevent the spread of Covid-19.