By Jeffrey Percival and Kate Bresner, Pallett Valo LLP
The US concept of “at-will employment”, which allows for termination of employment for any reason without notice (so long as it is not for an illegal purpose), does not exist in Canada. In Canada, reasonable notice of termination is an implied term in all employment agreements. In order to terminate an employment relationship without cause, an employer must provide appropriate notice or pay in lieu.
By Ekaterina Kabanova, Accounting
In 2022, despite the cancellation of COVID- related restrictive measures in Russia, employees’ desire to work remotely only heightened. Many employees enjoy the benefits of “remote mode”, while employers have noticed the increased efficiency of employees when working remotely. In 2022 the number of remote workers in Russia doubled.
By Beth Langley & D. J. O’Brien, Brooks Pierce
As the use of AI becomes more prevalent in hiring practices, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued joint guidance on 12 May 2022, alerting employers and employees on ways smart technological tools may unwittingly violate the amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
By Jeremiasz Kuśmierz, Penteris
Many EU employers in creative and new tech industries give employees the convenient option to work from other EU member states. This may seem of little practical difference, but the legal consequences may be significant.
By Raf Uzar, Penteris
Prospects for Poland continue to be positive. According to the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH), Poland received EUR 13.6 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2021, an increase of 7 percent compared to 2020.
By Philipp Schmidig, Treuhand- und Revisionsgesellschaft Mattig-Suter und Partner
Workers must in principle commute regularly across the border to qualify as cross-border workers. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Switzerland found mutual solutions with most neighbouring countries to temporarily break the strict rules. However, most of these have now come to an end.
By Mohammad Ali Syed, Offit Kurman
Nonprofit tax-exempt organisations have unique considerations with respect to navigating US immigration processes. Organisations hiring new talent or bringing employees across borders need to be aware of how their nonprofit corporate and tax-exempt statuses give them certain advantages in visas and immigration.
By Ioana Hategan, Hategan Attorneys
When reflecting on good practices worthy of sharing, especially in professional service organisations, one immediately thinks about the secrets of good effective teamwork.
By Jaroslaw Norbert Nowak, nbs partners
The German government has finally passed a draft of the German Whistleblower Protection Act (the Hinweisgeberschutzgesetz, hereinafter Protection Act) to implement the EU Whistleblowing Directive (Directive (EU) 2019/1937; hereinafter EU Directive). This will be submitted to the legislator for adoption soon, so that at best it can enter into force on 01 January 2023.
By Lex Keukens and Marlissa Rudolphij, TeekensKarstens advocaten notarissen
On 06 December 2022, the telecom ministers of the EU Member States reached an agreement on the legislative proposal to regulate artificial intelligence technology – the Artificial Intelligence Act (AI Act). The European Parliament and the European Commission are now aiming for fall 2023 to reach an agreement on the final version of the new AI Act. The AI Act will be the first law on this technology and is meant to set a global standard for AI regulation worldwide. The goal of the AI Act is to enable the benefits of AI to develop even further, and to mitigate the risks that accompany the development of AI. The AI Act is all about finding the right balance between both innovation and regulation.