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 …

Spanish Government restores sectoral collective bargaining

Just before the turn of the year, on the 28th December, Spain passed significant labour reforms, described as the “beginning of the end of labour market anomalies involving temporary and precarious …

Faced With Questions About Forced Labor in China, the I.O.C. Is Tight-Lipped

Olympic officials are reluctant to probe whether any Beijing 2022 merchandise might have been made under duress by Uyghurs, an activist group charges. The activists’ request was straightforward: They wanted …

South Africa: Minimum wages: Domestic workers to get big hike to earn the same as other workers

The national minimum wage looks set to increase by inflation plus one percentage point this year, with minimum pay for domestic workers matching other workers for the first time. According …

How will California’s workplace laws change in 2022? More protections are coming

Heading into 2022 — and a potential third year of the COVID-19 pandemic — California officials faced a familiar-feeling dilemma. Help businesses recover from an economic roller coaster by quashing burdensome new …

Chile Writes Its Constitution, Confronting Climate Change Head On

SALAR DE ATACAMA, Chile — Rarely does a country get a chance to lay out its ideals as a nation and write a new constitution for itself. Almost never does …

US: Uber And Lyft Could Soon Have A Hard Time Denying Drivers Full Worker Status

The legal test that determines whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee could be under scrutiny from the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB recently invited public briefing on how to …

Sri Lanka: new union-employer agreement addresses key worker rights issues

Garment worker unions in Sri Lanka have signed a ground-breaking agreement with employer association Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) on Monday, in which both parties reached an understanding about how …

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