Overhaul Of The Canada Labour Code And The Implications For Federally-Regulated Employers

Federally-regulated employers, including airlines, telecommunications companies, railways and banks will be affected by the upcoming amendments to the Canada Labour Code (the “Code”). Bill C-86, the Budget Implementation Act, No. 2 (“Bill C-86”) will bring sweeping changes and increased protections to federally-regulated employees to the Code as early as September 1, 2019.

A summary of the significant changes is provided below.
New Leaves
Bill C-86 introduces four new types of leaves, the effective dates for such amendments have not yet been determined.
1. Court […]

By | Apr 19, 2019 ||

New Zealand: Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill closer to becoming law

There are important legislative changes on the horizon that will potentially have a significant impact for labour hire companies and organisations that use labour hire companies or temporary workers.

The Employment Relations (Triangular Employment) Amendment Bill is one step closer to becoming law after passing its second reading in Parliament earlier this month.

The Bill proposes to extend protection for employees in “triangular” employment relationships. Triangular employment involves a person being employed by one employer, but […]

By | Apr 17, 2019 ||

Employment & Labor Perspectives: D.C. Circuit Overrules National Labor Relations Board

Last month, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declined to enforce a bargaining order against the University of Southern California (“USC”), finding that part of the order “runs afoul” with Supreme Court precedent, NLRB v. Yeshiva Univ., 444 U.S. 672 (1980).

The case is Univ. of S. Cal. v. NLRB, Nos. 17-1149, 17-1171, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 7203 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 12, 2019) and involves managerial versus non-managerial employees. […]

By | Apr 15, 2019 ||