Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
LK Shields Solicitors
Employment and Labor Law
Emily Haar and Professor Andrew Stewart discuss Mondelez and other recent developments in employment law in Australia.
On June 25, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (Cannabis Act), effective January 1, 2020, making Illinois the 33rd state (including D.C.) to legalize marijuana for recreational or medicinal use. Illinois’ action demonstrates a growing trend to legalize some form of marijuana use and certainly highlights the growing conflict between federal and state laws. The trend particularly impacts employers, who are left to determine the extent to which they can continue to test for marijuana use and discipline employees for a positive test.
Last week, the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill (AB) 5, a new law related to an issue that is critically important to California employers and service providers—whether a worker is classified as an employee or an independent contractor. Much of the commentary surrounding AB 5 to date has focused on its effect on app-based gig-economy businesses like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, however, AB 5’s reach will undoubtedly require all types of employers and service providers to carefully consider the circumstances under which they rely on independent contract classifications to operate their businesses and provide services to clients.
ZUL RAFIQUE & partners’ Employment & Industrial Relations team, Ms Wong Keat Ching and Mr Muhamad Sharulnizam Mohd Roni, succeeded in defending Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) in an unfair dismissal claim in the case of Khaw Yao Shun v PETRONAS. Khaw Yao Shun (‘the Claimant’) was a former Executive (Mechanical Engineering), who was charged for misconduct relating to workplace bullying or harassment towards a colleague as well as deliberate damage of the Company’s property, by pouring hot beverage onto a colleague’s laptop.
On May 30, 2019 changes to the BC Employment Standards Act were made, triggering the responsibility of employers to make sure that their practices are compliant. Read the June issue of our Workplace Law Strategies authored by Rose Keith to learn about the five key areas that all employers should be ensuring they are compliant with.
- Consultation Opens on Proposed ASIC Regulatory Guidance for Mandatory Private-Sector Whistleblower Workplace Policy Content: Best Practice, or Expecting the Tail to Wag the Dog?
- Court Says Personal Leave is by the “Day”, Not the Hour, and that “Randomness is Inherent in the Concept of Personal/Carer’s Leave”
- Lawsuit Filed to Stop August 1 Effective Date of San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
- Supreme Court: Employers Must Timely Raise Affirmative Defenses Involving Administrative Exhaustion Under Title VII