Yesterday, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (the Commission) published a new comprehensive policy entitled Policy on preventing discrimination because of Gender Identity and Gender Expression.
The Egyptian justice system continues to suffer from the absence of basic due process, and we continue to see example after example of cases wherein defendants receive no protection from unfair trial proceedings.
On 1April 2014, the FCA took over the regulation of consumer credit from the Office of Fair Trading. In the run up to the transfer, the FCA has issued some fairly stark warnings to consumer credit firms.
Ridiculous and Complicated: Proposed Changes to Support Documents for Export Administration Regulations Licenses
On April 9th, the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) proposed a rule that would remove certain documentation requirements in connection with Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) license applications.
The Obama Administration has recently become more active in controlling the debate on exemptions to the US Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements.
It has been reported in the UK press that union lobbying in France has resulted in certain employees in the digital and consultancy sector being required to switch off their work phones and to avoid looking at work emails outside normal office hours, which are taken to be before 9am and after 6pm.
Where Do We Stand? Supreme Court of Quebec’s Timminco Decision Raises More Questions Than It Answers Regarding the Status of Pension Plan Claims
On January 24th, 2014, Justice Mongeon of the Superior Court of Quebec issued an important decision (the Timminco Decision) regarding the status of pension plan claims in the context of a CCAA restructuring.
The European Parliament has voted emphatically in support of a report produced by its Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) on the mass surveillance undertaken by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and EU Member States.In doing so, the Parliament has called for the immediate suspension of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor scheme, pending a review of how the scheme is conducted.
When an employer and an employee come to an agreement regarding the termination of an employment contract, the terms and conditions of such termination will be laid down in a settlement agreement.
Financial Stability Board Chair’s Letter to G20 Ministers and Governors On Financial Reforms – Update On Progress
The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has published a letter from its chairman, Mark Carney, which provides G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors with an update on its progress with financial services reforms.