Positive Changes To Labour Laws In Peru

During the past year, there have been more than 18 normative changes to the labour legislation in Peru. Some of these changes are highly beneficial to employees and employers with the goals of increasing quality of life and better management of a work-life balance. Employees are now more protected when it comes to issues of labour and employment.

Although there have been very important legislative developments that affect Peruvian employment law, most recently the President […]

By | May 7th, 2019 ||

Massachusetts SJC Weighs In On Wage Act Class Actions And Offers Of Judgment

In April, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court confirmed that plaintiffs seeking to bring class actions asserting Massachusetts Wage Act (“Wage Act”) violations must meet the certification standards set by Massachusetts Rule of Civil Procedure 23 (“Rule 23”), and cannot avail themselves of a lower bar to class certification. In Gammella v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc., plaintiff Felice Gammella argued that the Commonwealth’s Wage Act (Mass. Gen. L. ch. 149, งง 148, 150) provides […]

By | May 2nd, 2019 ||

Washington State Legislature Adopts Law Restricting Noncompetition Agreements

After several years of failed attempts, the state of Washington passed a law on April 17, 2019 that will significantly limit the enforceability of noncompetition agreements under Washington law. Governor Jay Inslee has not yet signed the act into law, but it is expected that Governor Inslee will promptly do so. Here are some key aspects of the act:

1. Income Threshold

The income threshold is likely to be the most widely reported facet of the […]

By | April 29th, 2019 ||