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Employment & Benefits

11 July 2018
Norm Keith Two occupational health and safety appeal decisions to be aware of

Canada - Fasken

Occupational health and safety professionals, HR professionals, in-house counsel and operations managers responsible for implementing health and safety management systems should be aware of two recent appeal decisions relating to serious occupational health and safety charges. The cases indicate that in both extreme and unusual cases, health and safety regulators are becoming more aggressive in their enforcement of the legislation when workers are critically or fatally injured.

Author: Norm Keith
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Yoshikazu Sugino Are differences in employment conditions of fixed-term and permanent employees reasonable?

Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Article 20 of the Labour Contract Act prohibits the imposition of unreasonable employment conditions on fixed-term employees in order to ensure their fair treatment. In light of two recent Supreme Court decisions on this matter, Japanese employers with both fixed-term and permanent employees should carefully review whether differences in the individual employment conditions of each type of employee are not unreasonable.

Author: Yoshikazu Sugino
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Hazel Oliver Supreme Court confirms Pimlico Plumbers are workers

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

In the latest major development in a series of cases on employment status, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal by Pimlico Plumbers and confirmed that a self-employed plumber should have been classed as a worker. In a unanimous judgment, the court upheld the previous decisions, ruling that the employment tribunal had been entitled to find that the plumber was a worker and that he was in employment for the purposes of protection from discrimination.

Author: Hazel Oliver
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Australia - Lander & Rogers

Authors: Aaron Goonrey, Coral Yopp
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