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Employment & Benefits

20 March 2019
Shane D Todd Federal Court: release does not prevent unjust dismissal complaint

Canada - Fasken

The Federal Court recently clarified that employees may file an unjust dismissal complaint even if they have signed a release and any decisions by adjudicators to the contrary are bad law. This is an important decision for federally regulated employers that terminate without cause and offer a severance package conditional on signing a release as they must, among other things, adjust their settlement practices and releases to address the risk.

Authors: Shane D Todd, Christopher D Pigott, Rachel Devon
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Luke Tapp Labour law modernisation efforts continue

United Arab Emirates - Pinsent Masons

After a busy 12 months for the development of labour laws in the United Arab Emirates, the authorities look set to continue to focus on modernisation efforts in 2019. The reforms focus on, among other things, employment law, gender equality and multiculturalism, with the authorities announcing 2019 as the 'Year of Tolerance'.

Authors: Luke Tapp, Andrea Hewitt-Sims, Ruth Stephen
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