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Major Changes Proposed to Ontario’s Labor and Employment Laws

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On June 1, 2017, the Ontario government introduced the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act (Bill 148).  Bill 148 is not yet the law of the province but, if enacted, it contemplates sweeping changes to both traditional labor and employment law in Ontario.  Broadly, the proposed Bill would raise the minimum wage in Ontario, change employee… Continue Reading

Ontario’s Sexual Harassment Protections Passed

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Ontario’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act was passed and received Royal Assent on March 8, 2016. The Act will go into effect in six months on September 8, 2016. The Act creates new duties for employers to prevent and investigate sexual harassment in the workplace. To fully review the changes coming in the next six… Continue Reading

What Multinational Employers Need to Know about Ontario’s Proposed Sexual Harassment Protections

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After adopting an action plan to stop sexual violence and harassment in March 2015, Ontario’s legislature is taking steps to pass an act that would create new duties for employers to prevent and investigate sexual harassment in the workplace. If passed, the act would go into effect six months after it is signed. The act,… Continue Reading

ILG Blog Posting: Social Media Evolves

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Social media around the world continues to evolve and so does the International Labour Group at Proskauer.   For a second year in a row, Proskauer and its global partners have conducted a survey of multinational businesses to find out about how they are dealing with use of this new media in the workplace.  Our second… Continue Reading

Workplace bullying, mobbing and harassment – a global hot topic

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Around the world, the issue of bullying, mobbing and harassment at work is one which is attracting more and more attention, both in the media and through legal developments which are increasingly protective towards employees.  The growing worldwide prominence of this issue means it is more important than ever for multinational businesses to have global… Continue Reading

How to deal with personal data for multinational companies?

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For the first article of this blog, the Proskauer International Labor Group has decided to focus on this tricky question since we know that our friends and clients having an international presence face various issues when it comes to try to comply with all different local regulations about data privacy.

Social Networks in the Workplace Around the World – L’utilisation des réseaux sociaux sur le lieu de travail : perspectives internationales comparées

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SURVEY – July 2011 The business world continues to witness the ongoing and rapid proliferation in the use of social media at work. This, in turn, has left companies (as well as the courts) grappling to figure out how or whether rules regarding workplace confidentiality, loyalty, privacy and monitoring apply to these new forums. Proskauer’s… Continue Reading

International Data Privacy Law

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Proskauer’s International Labor and Employment Group participated to the National Foreign Trade Council conference held in New York on July 14, 2011, at the Annual International Human Resources Management Forum: Data Privacy Issues in Cross-Border Employment Cécile Martin, Special International Labor & Employment Counsel, Paris Jeffrey D. Neuburger, Partner, New York SEMINAR: International Data Privacy… Continue Reading

Multinational Employers Face Multiple Facebook Rulings

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Recent prosecutions by the National Labor Relations Board have the employer community all atwitter over the Board’s apparent social media policy. While social media law is too new and undeveloped to give a clear picture, the Labor Board’s approach appears to give employees broad latitude to disparage their employer on Facebook and similar social media… Continue Reading