U.S. Department Of Labor Remote Work Guidance: Tracking Compensable Time

On August 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued new guidance on an employer’s obligation to track compensable time. Although the guidance was issued in response to the prevalence of remote working arrangements due to COVID-19, the guidance applies to all remote work arrangements. The new guidance reaffirms an employer’s obligation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to track the number of hours of compensable work performed by employees who […]

By | Oct 24, 2020 ||

Canada: Enforceability Of Termination Clauses And The Latest Blow To Employers – Waksdale v. Swegon North America Inc. (2020 Onca 391)

Termination clauses are often relied upon by employers to define an employee’s severance entitlement when an employee is terminated without cause. These clauses are often drafted to limit an employee’s entitlement to their statutory minimums, which are significantly less than the employee’s entitlement at common law. If an employment contract contains no termination clause or an unenforceable termination clause, then the common law will apply.

The courts generally dislike termination clauses that seek to limit […]

By | Oct 22, 2020 ||

Ireland: Employment Law Series: Reasonable Accommodation And Developments In Managing Disability Post Nano Nagle

In the second of a four-part audio series on Employment Law, Head of our Employment team, Karen Killalea and Ciara Ni Longaigh share their insights on reasonable accommodation and developments in managing disability post Nano Nagle.

This includes examining key points from recent cases and discussing the potential changes that may come into effect in light of Nano Nagle.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist […]

By | Oct 20, 2020 ||