US: Chiu secures $2.1 million deal requiring gig economy company to reclassify workers as employees

First-of-its-kind agreement combats the trend of employee misclassification in the hospitality industry and provides significant restitution for workers SAN FRANCISCO (February 22, 2024) — San Francisco City Attorney David Chiu …

Home Depot Worker Illegally Fired for BLM Sign, NLRB Rules

The Home Depot Inc. must reinstate a worker who was effectively fired for refusing to take the “Black Lives Matter” insignia off their work apron after the National Labor Relations …

Academics win claim against Oxford University over ‘sham contracts’

Two academics who sued Oxford University for employing them on “sham contracts” as gig economy workers, have won their claim for employee status in a ruling that could have implications …

Royal Parks workers bring landmark case over race and equal pay

A group of toilet cleaners and attendants for London’s most famous parks could be about to make legal history in the court of appeal by arguing that their outsourced contracts …

Congolese workers challenge mining companies in DRC courts

Hundreds of mining executives, investors and politicians gathered at Africa’s 2024 Mining Indaba in Cape Town this month to discuss “positive disruption” in the mining industry. The buzz left no doubt that …

A fixed-term worker must be informed of the reasons for the termination of his or her employment contract with a notice period where the provision of such information is required for a permanent worker

EU law precludes national legislation which allows an employer not to state the reasons for the termination of a fixed-term employment contract with a notice period although it is required …

The International Lawyers Assisting Workers (ILAW) Network’s First Five Years

For 40 years, union lawyers in the United States have enjoyed the benefit of a national membership organization that has provided opportunities for information sharing, collaboration, and joint strategizing, while …

Unions warn against watering down Labour reforms of workers’ rights and ban on zero-hours contracts

Union leaders have warned business groups against pushing Keir Starmer to dilute plans for sweeping reforms of workers’ rights and for a ban on zero-hours contracts. As the Labour leader comes under …

Centrales sindicales y ILAW Network piden a la Corte Constitucional en Colombia acabar con la negociación colectiva con NO sindicalizados

En Colombia la Corte Constitucional ha admitido una demanda contra la figura de los “Pactos Colectivos”, por medio de los cuales las empresas negocian directamente con trabajadores no sindicalizados, incluso …

Overtly racist’: Lawsuit challenges Canada’s migrant farmworker system

Canada’s half-a-century policy of tying migrant workers to their employers denounced as modern-day slavery. Montreal, Canada – “It would be contrary to the whole Canadian belief in freedom of the individual.” …

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