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Most countries provide some degree of workplace protection for employees and job applicants. Depending on the jurisdiction, these protections generally include safety precautions and policies, anti-discrimination... more +
Most countries provide some degree of workplace protection for employees and job applicants. Depending on the jurisdiction, these protections generally include safety precautions and policies, anti-discrimination policies, collective bargaining and unionizing rights, meal and rest requirements, minimum wage rules, and medical and family leave rights to name a few. In the United States, the federal framework for employee rights stem from statutes such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). In addition, employee rights statutes are implemented and enforced by regulatory authorities such as the EEOC, NLRB, OSHA, and the Department of Labor. Further, many state and local governments provide additional and localized protections for employees that are enforced by local regulatory entities. less -
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Connecticut Poised to Ban ‘Captive Audience’ Meetings and Expand Employee Free Speech Protections

Recently, the Connecticut General Assembly sent Public Act No. 22-24 (Substitute Senate Bill No. 163), “An Act Protecting Employee Freedom of Speech and Conscience,” to Governor Ned Lamont’s desk for signature. It is unclear...more

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Ontario, Canada: Some Employees May Be Entitled to Paid Time Off to Vote in June 2nd Provincial Election

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The 2022 Ontario general election will take place on June 2, 2022.  Voters will elect members of the provincial government to serve in the Legislative Assembly. Under Ontario’s Election Act, every employee who is...more

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New York State Act Would Bolster Employees’ Lactation Rights in the Workplace

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The New York State legislature passed S4844-B (the “Act”) on May 3, 2022, which would expand the rights of nursing employees to express breast milk in the workplace....more

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Top Five Labor Law Developments for April 2022

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1. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel (GC) filed a brief seeking to expand unions’ right to obtain recognition from employers based on signed authorization cards alone, without the need for a Board...more

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Costa Rica: New rules for parental leaves in the private sector

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On April 2022, the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica approved the Bill that amends and introduces new regulations on parental leaves in the private sector. Under this Bill, the following labor rights will come into force...more

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New York’s New Notice of Electronic Monitoring Goes into Effect on May 7, 2022

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New York State’s recently enacted law requiring notice of electronic monitoring goes into effect on May 7, 2022. To comply with the law, private employers with a place of business in New York must (1) provide notice to new...more

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Are Captive-Audience Meetings and Secret-Ballot Elections About to Vanish?

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Uncertainty looms as NLRB General Counsel seeks to upend a combined 127 years of settled labor law to help unions organize workplaces Labor law has long been somewhat prone to uncertainty and inconsistency. - Each new...more

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Connecticut Legislature Passes Bill Prohibiting “Captive Audience” Meetings

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On Friday, April 29, 2022, the Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill that would prohibit employers in the state from holding mandatory employee meetings addressing unionization. Senate Bill 163, which now moves...more

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No protection from detriment short of dismissal for participating in or organising industrial action under TULRCA 1992

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Employees have some statutory protections when participating in industrial action such as strikes. These employee protections are contained within the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (“TULRCA 1992”)...more

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Maryland Legislature Overrides Veto to Enact Paid Family and Medical Leave Program

On April 9, 2022, the Maryland Legislature voted to overrule Governor Larry Hogan’s April 8 veto and enacted the Time to Care Act of 2022 (Senate Bill 275) (the “Act”), which establishes the Maryland Family and Medical Leave...more

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Connecticut Set to Enact Ban on Employer-Sponsored Meetings

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On April 29, 2022, organized labor achieved a long-sought political objective when the Connecticut House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 163, “An Act Protecting Employee Freedom of Speech and Conscience.” Effective July...more

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Beltway Buzz - April 2022 #3

NLRB GC Pushes for Card Checks, Limits on Employer Speech. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo filed a brief in a case asking the Board to make dramatic changes to federal labor law. The...more

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More Ontario Updates: Bill 88 Receives Royal Assent, Minimum Wage to Increase October 1, 2022

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On April 11, 2022, the Ontario government’s Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022 (“Bill 88”), received royal assent. Earlier this year, we wrote about Bill 88 on this blog, when it was still at second reading. In...more

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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part Three-Even...

We have written about the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee’s final flurry of activity of approving and advancing bills out of committee.  In addition to the bills that we have already summarized, here...more

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Ontario Enacts Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022

On April 11, 2022, Bill 88, the Working for Workers Act, 2022, received Royal Assent in Ontario, thus enacting the Digital Platform Workers’ Rights Act, 2022. The act also...more

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NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Facilitate Organizing

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The National Labor Relations Board’s current General Counsel, Jennifer Abbruzzo, is currently taking aggressive positions designed to help unions be more successful in organizing. The General Counsel is the agency’s top...more

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It’s Time to Revisit Your Handbook Rules as Labor Board Takes Aim at Workplace Civility and Workplace Conduct

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The National Labor Relations Board is actively looking to modify the legal standards that for the past five years have provided a commonsense solution for evaluating the legality of commonplace workplace misconduct rules. And...more

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NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Limit Secret Ballot Elections in Favor of Union Recognition Based on Card Count

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Executive Summary: On April 11, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo (“Abruzzo”) filed a brief in Cemex Construction Materials Pacific, petitioning the Board to...more

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DOL Targets Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Provisions

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In light of the growing number of retaliation claims brought against employers by current and former employees, the U.S. Department of Labor recently announced an increased emphasis on enforcing the anti-retaliation...more

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NLRB General Counsel Urges Board to Find Captive Audience Speeches are Unlawful

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For decades, employers have been permitted to hold mandatory meetings or “captive audience speeches” in response to union organizing campaigns to present the company’s position on unionization. On April 7, 2022, the National...more

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New York City Council Seeks to Disrupt the Home Care Industry by Limiting Hours Aides Can Work

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On April 14, 2022, New York City Council Member Christopher Marte, along with Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, introduced legislation that would amend the New York City Fair Workweek law (“FWWL”), which currently applies...more

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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken (Part One-Expansion...

Following its initial action, (Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Begins to Speak), the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee likely finished...more

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Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation Continues to Vex Employers

Admittedly, it is a tricky situation. An employee needs time off from work because of a medical issue. The employee is not eligible for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), so the employer cannot call it...more

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BREAKING: NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Scrap 50 Years of Precedent and Require Card Check Recognition

With Congress failing to make the organizing process easier for unions, the NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo is now asking the Board to require employers to recognize unions without a secret ballot election. As...more

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British Columbia, Canada: Arbitrator Decides Employer Could Terminate Employee Who Refused Government-Ordered Vaccination

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On April 4, 2022, in Fraser Health Authority v British Columbia General Employees’ Union, 2022 CanLII 25560, Arbitrator Koml Kandola of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board dismissed the union’s grievance respecting...more

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