Heat stress at work—a political emergency

In 2022, 61,000 deaths in the European Union were attributed to summer heat. Likely  an underestimate, this is only one of many indicators of the growing and unavoidable challenge posed by the impacts of climate …

Olson v. California

Under the deferential rational basis standard, the en banc court concluded that there were plausible reasons for treating transportation and delivery referral companies differently from other types of referral companies, …

Algorithmic Management and a New Generation of Rights at Work

Technology is once again transforming the world of work. The introduction of new technologies in the workplace has long been a site of tension and contestation between workers and employers, …

Advancing worker-centred trade in the 2026 CUSMA review

“Labour rights, migrant workers and the CUSMA rapid-response labour mechanism The labour chapter of the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (Chapter 23) contains a number of significant developments compared to the labour provisions …

CSDDD – A timid step forward in the fight against corporate human rights abuse

“The European Union’s Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), soon to be formally confirmed by the European Council, reflects an important step in corporate accountability for human rights abuses. The directive …

‘Migration, migrant work(ers) and the gig economy’

“The term ‘gig economy’ typically denotes task-based work conducted outside of a formal employment relationship, often paid per task and to various degrees governed by digital platforms (Woodcock and Graham, …

CANADA RENEWS EFFORTS TO ADDRESS FORCED LABOR IN NEW SUPPLY CHAIN LAW, BUT MISSES THE MARK

Canada’s long-awaited, Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act (Act) went into effect on January 1, 2024. While it is largely a disclosure law, it also …

MEXICO – MEASURES CONCERNING LABOR RIGHTS AT THE SAN MARTIN MINE (MEX-USA-2023-31A-01)

WASHINGTON ­– United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today issued the following statement after a Rapid Response Labor Mechanism (RRM) panel established under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) found against the United …

ATUMA & former employees v. Unilever (OECD Guidelines)

Allegations On 12 April 2018, a group of former workers of Unilever-Marsavco in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) filed a complaint with the Dutch NCP and UK NCP. On 26 April …

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace

This guidance serves as a resource for employers, employees, and practitioners; for EEOC staff and the staff of other agencies that investigate, adjudicate, or litigate harassment claims or conduct outreach …

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