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 Jeremiasz Kuśmierz, Penteris
The legal framework for collective redundancies was unified across the EU 23 years ago. However, there remain substantial differences between states and as a result, collective redundancies are still rife with challenges and costs.
By David Lang and Nga Dinh, Viettonkin Consulting
Vietnam has approved an amended Labour Code, which came into effect in January 2021. Most of the code remains the same; however, changes have been introduced in respect of hiring and firing employees. This is a big step towards aligning with international labour standards, as the government integrates into the larger global economy.
By Daniel Waldman and Alan Kay, Pallett Valo LLP
Even before COVID-19 forced us to interact with each other exclusively in front of screens, the world was already becoming a more digital place. Meetings were increasingly occurring over videoconference; documentation could be delivered by email (rather than by mail or fax) and electronic signatures were becoming the norm on contracts.
By Melissa W. Bailey and Mark Davidson, Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP
Approved by Congress in January 2021, the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is a new federal law requiring many business entities to identify to the Treasury Department the individuals who own a 25% or greater interest in the entity or who otherwise exercise substantial control over the entity. The CTA seeks to identify entities used for money laundering and other criminal activities by requiring entities to disclose their ownership and control.
By Małgorzata Kociszewska, Penteris
The world of new tech and computing has gone mad for nonfungible tokens (NFT). But is it just another technological innovation, albeit created in 2015, or a natural consequence of the development and spread of the virtual world? Unlike virtual currencies, non-fungible tokens are, as the name suggests, non-fungible, i.e., non-exchangeable, meaning that they represent a unique record of a string of code in the digital ledger, within blockchain technology.
By Monika Birnbaum, FPS
Forfeiture of leave at the end of the year or at the end of the statutory forfeiture periods only if the employer reminds the employee.
By Roman Makarov, Nektorov, Saveliev & Partners
The COVID era demanded that the Russian Government settle the issue of remote work in more detail, which was not the focus of attention of federal legislators before.
By Santiago Guzmán, FIDAG SARL
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to prevent redundancies, numerous measures have been implemented by the French Government.
By Mohammad Ali Syed, Offit Kurman, Attorneys at Law
On 01 December 2020, a California federal judge struck down the Trump administration’s policies tightening eligibility and raising minimum salaries for foreign employees on high-skilled work visas, finding that the administration had not justified its choice to skip key procedural steps.