Ontario has implemented a robust set of measures to improve accessibility for those with disabilities, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). For employers with 50 or fewer employees the deadline for compliance was pushed back to January 1, 2017.
On July 1, France introduced a law that requires foreign truck drivers to be paid the French minimum wage (€9.67) if they are making deliveries in France, with the additional requirement that they must appoint a local representative. The EU Commission is likely to challenge the law.
The German Data Protection Authorities have recently issued guidelines that aim to assist employers on how to navigate complicated employee communication monitoring laws.
Earlier this year, we advised that India was making major changes to the Payment of Bonus Act, namely increasing the salary threshold so that more employees are now entitled to a bonus payment. Since our update, a number of industrial bodies have petitioned to State High Courts on the issue and a number of these high courts have stayed the retroactive operation of the act.
Last year the Industrial Relations Act 2015 introduced a ground-breaking system where employers who did not recognize trade unions, and therefore were not subject to formal collective bargaining, could be brought before a labor court by a trade union to make a binding decision on whether labor conditions should be changed.