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Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Virus Mandate for Large Employers

But the justices allowed a vaccination requirement for health care workers at facilities that receive federal money. The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration from enforcing a vaccine-or-testing mandate …

Zimbabwe: Precedent Set in Sexual Harassment Case

A landmark judgment has finally set precedent for the awarding of damages for sexual harassment in Zimbabwe, with a victim being awarded $180 000. The final order was all thanks …

Zurich court rules Uber drivers are not ‘independent workers’

The ruling by the Zurich social insurance court, published on Thursday, says that the “marked subordination” in the relation between Uber and its drivers means that it is one of dependence between …

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US: National Federation of Independent Business v. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

This is the full decision from the US Supreme Court blocking vaccine mandates for large employers. US Supreme Court Decision on Vaccine Mandates by OSHA

COSATU spokesperson, Sizwe Pamla: “With decent work, everyone – workers, employers and the economy – can emerge as winners”

“The informal sector makes up a significant portion of the South African economy, with estimates ranging from 6 to 18 per cent depending on the sector. Some 27 per cent …

Domestic Work and the Gig Economy

“The provision of cleaning, childcare and other housework through online platforms is an increasingly important sector. This chapter identifies key challenges domestic work in the gig economy creates for workers’ …

When Algorithms Fire Humans

“Poor selfies, rainy days, and locked gates ­– all are reported triggers for the auto-firing of delivery personnel by Amazon’s Flex app, and all follow events beyond the workers’ control. Meanwhile, no appeal to …

The Intersectionality of Climate Change and Labor

“At the conclusion of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) this November, the 1.5-degrees Celsius goal remained hanging by a thread, propped up by the bold carbon commitments of smaller …

THE CONTESTED BOUNDARIES OF JUST TRANSITIONS LAW

“In 2014, I was invited to join a research project funded by the Canadian government now known as Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change (ACW). As the only …

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