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BCSC finds off-duty administrative driving prohibition is not just cause for dismissal of firefighter
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 19 2018

The British Columbia Supreme Court's decision in Klonteig v. West Kelowna (District), 2018 BCSC 124, offers guidance to employers about terminating an


Employers: loss of trust goes both ways
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • June 14 2018

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has held that reinstatement can be an untenable proposition when an employee has lost trust in his or her employer


Do cross border TUPE transfers give employees the right to insist on "golden relocations"?
  • Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 14 2018

In Xerox Business Services Philippines Inc Ltd v Zeb (UKEAT012116), the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered an employee's insistence on


Supreme Court says Pimlico Plumbers are workers
  • Lewis Silkin
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2018

In the latest major development in a series of cases on employment status, the Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers and confirmed


Gig-economy update - Supreme Court confirms Pimlico Plumber was a ‘worker’
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2018

In the latest in a growing line of cases, the UK's highest court has ruled that despite being VAT-registered and paying self-employed tax, a plumber


Unfair Dismissal: A dismissal without prior warning can be fair even if the misconduct is "serious" rather than "gross"
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • June 12 2018

Mr Barongo was employed by Quintiles Commercial UK Ltd. He was accused of failing to complete two compulsory training courses by the deadline set by


Unfair Dismissal: Summary dismissal for a pattern of behaviour, rather than a single act of gross misconduct, can be fair
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • June 12 2018

The dismissal of a surgeon with an unblemished record for a series of misconduct issues was potentially fair, even though no single incident amounted


Puerto Rico Heading Towards At-Will Employment
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Puerto Rico
  • June 12 2018

On May 30, 2018, the Puerto Rican Senate voted in favor of overturning an Act that provided significant protections to Puerto Rican employees. The


Political insignia has no place in the workplace
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr
  • South Africa
  • June 11 2018

Unless an employer is a political organisation or has an interest in a specific political party, employers generally have a duty to create and


Can you dismiss an employee by phone, SMS or email?
  • Keypoint Law
  • USA
  • June 8 2018

In a society where the use of technology including mobile telephones and computers has become so prevalent, it is no surprise that electronic devices