Ontario has announced plans to eliminate the 30% rule which restricts pension funds from investing plan assets in more than 30% of the shares that may be cast to elect the directors of a corporation.
The new overtime white-collar exemption rule will be issued approximately July 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s fall 2015 regulatory agenda, which the Office of Management and Budget published just before Thanksgiving.
In case you missed it over the summer, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, together with the Alberta and British Columbia Privacy Commissioners, teamed up to create guidelines (the Guidelines) to address what employers should consider when implementing policies that allow employees to use their own mobile devices for both work and personal purposes (i.e., a Bring Your Own Device or BYOD policy).
Cross-device tracking is a hot new issue for regulators.
We’ve written throughout the year about new employment laws that take effect in California in 2016.
It is that time of year again.
As reported by NJ.com, the president of the New Jersey police union that represents nearly 33,000 officers lashed out against Governor Chris Christie after the Governor called him a “pension pig.”
Health and safety laws rolled out around Australia since 2012 have imposed a new positive duty on company officers to exercise due diligence to ensure their “person conducting a business or undertaking” (PCBU – usually the corporate employer) is compliant.
Whether meal breaks count as compensable hours worked for non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act can be a thorny issue for employers.
A long-running sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) came to an end on November 25, 2015, when a Michigan federal district court approved a consent decree.