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The NLRB: year in review and a look ahead to 2014

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 3 2014

The National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") continued its pro-labor agenda in 2013, issuing decisions generally viewed as highly favorable to

Wage and hour quarterly newsletter

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2010

This issue identifies how wage and hour developments in the first quarter of 2010 may impact employers and offers practical guidance to help companies proactively manage government agency investigations and avoid class action litigation pitfalls. The newsletter discusses recent enforcement initiatives at the U.S. Department of Labor, new interpretations of federal wage and hour laws and regulations by the Wage and Hour Division, recent case law developments and pending federal and state legislation

Court certifies overtime class action

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada
  • -
  • February 23 2010

In a decision released on February 19, 2010, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit brought by a sales employee alleging that the Bank of Nova Scotia ("Scotiabank") failed to pay overtime to current and former sales employees, whose duties and responsibilities involve selling a variety of Scotiabank's products, including mortgages, credit cards, lines of credits, and RRSPs, to Scotiabank's customers

What employers should do now in response to proposed changes in DoL persuader and NLRB election regulations

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 14 2011

Last month the Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued proposed changes to long-standing regulations which have the potential to affect every private employer in the U.S

Continued work after termination deemed by court as new employment

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • April 30 2012

In March 2012, the Shanghai No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court reportedly ruled against a company that failed to sign a written employment contract with an employee who continued working for the same company after the termination of her prior employment contact

Cooling off better than striking hot iron

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
  • -
  • October 21 2013

Your grandmother probably had a swag of sayings about reacting swiftly to circumstances: striking while the iron is hot, a stitch in time saves nine

Deferred start date for changes to living away from home benefits

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 29 2012

Following on from our previous alert on 21 May 2012, the Federal Government introduced Taxation Laws Amendment (2012 Measures No. 4) Bill 2012 into Parliament yesterday

Small IT companies to challenge change in social security

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Brazil
  • -
  • May 11 2012

An association of data processing and information technology (IT) services companies from the State of São Paulo (Seprosp) has announced that it will file a lawsuit challenging Federal Law No. 12.54612 (the Law), which has changed the calculation of Brazilian social security contributions applicable to the IT sector from 20 over the companies' payrolls to 2.5 over their revenue

When does an accident arise “out of and in the course of employment”?

  • Baker & McKenzie
  • -
  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • January 31 2012

Employers often require a mobile workforce and many employees from Hong Kong are expected to travel to the Mainland and other locations as part of their duties

Labor Dispatch Regulations finally issued

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Hong Kong
  • -
  • January 28 2014

On January 24, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security issued the Provisional Regulations on Labor Dispatch ("Labor Dispatch