Recent, long-anticipated changes to Canada’s Labour Code came as a result of increased global competition and rapid technological advancements that have altered the way businesses operate. Here's a summary of the most important changes.
The European Court of Justice ruled that a German labor regulation allowing the automatic expiration of vacation days is inconsistent with EU law. The decision has far-reaching effects for employers operating in any EU country.
Many companies that operate in multiple countries don’t understand the risks associated with terminating employees, which can be significant and vary by jurisdiction. Despite country-specific differences, there are widespread concepts in place that multinational employers should be aware of. Understanding them will help you avoid common pitfalls and help you ask the right questions when beginning the termination process.
Employers are less likely than ever to stigmatize mental health issues as companies realize the extent of the problem and the toll it takes on productivity and business continuity. A recent study by the World Health Organization found that depression and anxiety cost the global economy a staggering $1 trillion per year.
Canada’s Cannabis Act goes into effect in October and legalizes marijuana. Companies operating in Canada to re-examine their HR policies and set rules governing the use of the drug in the workplace.