Alberta Labour Law Changes Begin

Recently, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 2 (An Act to Make Alberta Open for Business).

Bill 2 was promised during the election to reverse some of the NDP legislative changes that made labour and employment laws more friendly to unions, less democratic, and more onerous and expensive for employers to employ workers.

If passed unchanged, Bill 2 will deliver the following changes to Albertans for the purpose of fostering job creation. It will:

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By | Feb 27, 2020 ||

June 2019 California Employment Law Notes

Strict Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively
Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int’l, 2019 WL 1945001 (9th Cir. 2019)

Last year, the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Ops. W. Inc. v. Superior Court, 4 Cal. 5th 903 (2018), adopted the so-called “ABC test” for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor and in so doing made it much more difficult for a hirer to properly classify a worker as an independent contractor. The ABC test requires the hirer […]

By | Feb 25, 2020 ||

A Milestone In Turkish Employment Law: Renewed Severance Compensation System

The Finance Minister of the Republic of Turkey has recently announced that the severance payment system, which is potentially the most controversial issue of recent history of Turkish employment law, is going to be structurally revised and implemented by the end of 2019. Not only has this official government announcement given a massive impetus to the final phase of these long-awaited, and much debated, revisions, but it has also re-ignited discussions on the ideal […]

By | Feb 23, 2020 ||