The right of employees to request flexible working (i.e. to change the number of hours worked or the time or place when those hours are worked) was first introduced in the UK in 2003.
Paul Fitzgerald and Tracey Kernahan have produced a client update on the announcement by the Minister of Finance that the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick and the Canadian federal government have signed a memorandum of agreement formalizing the terms and conditions of a cooperative capital markets regulatory system.
There is no denying the increasing popularity and notoriety of the virtual currency Bitcoin. Bitcoin market capitalization currently stands in the billions of dollars, with over 13 million Bitcoins having been mined and made available for circulation.
Under French employment law, pregnant employees enjoy particularly strong protection from dismissal — dismissal of pregnant employees is prohibited from the moment the employee is medically certified as being pregnant, except in the two following circumstances: gross misconduct on the part of the employee or impossibility to maintain the employment contract for a reason unrelated to the pregnancy or to the employee’s behavior.
Just read a post on the China Leadership Blog, entitled, Why China Hiring Background Checks: We now have 15 reasons.
The Court of Appeal of Quebec recently rendered two decisions regarding the possibility that an employment relationship based on successive fixed term contracts may be deemed to be an indeterminate term employment relationship.
U.S. exports to Africa have increased substantially over the last several years. A U.S. Department of Commerce report showing the top U.S. trade partners shows a 27.1 percent increase in exports to Nigeria in the last year alone.