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June 06, 2023

Editor's Note

Tequila Brooks

Welcome to the Spring 2023 Issue of the Newsletter!

The overriding theme of this issue is that of equality for women at work. Thanks to our authors, we have articles on pay transparency in the Canadian province of British Columbia and in the European Union – with some bonus information on developments in several U.S. states in the EU article. Other articles discuss workplace childcare centers in El Salvador, menstrual leave in Spain, and a comprehensive overview of maternity, paternity and adoption leave in Switzerland.

One article ties gender to fundamental labor rights, highlighting main points from a recently published report on decent work for domestic workers in several African countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda, to name a few. This article maps legal developments and compares legal exclusions of domestic workers from labor law in several African countries. It also discusses recent case law from South Africa. The theme of fundamental labor rights is also raised in an article on due diligence in the cotton sector of Pakistan.

In addition, this issue features articles on recent labor reforms in Mexico and the state of Karnataka in India, with two articles about recent legal developments in workplace sobriety checks and labor market access for Ukrainians in Poland. Finally, the issue contains an essay comparing employee termination laws in Italy and the U.S.

Thank you to all of the authors for your interesting and informative submissions! Note upcoming deadlines below. The June and September deadlines have been adjusted to a week later than before. Please reach out to submit an article or article idea!

Summer 2023 Issue
Article deadline: Monday, June 19, 2023

Fall 2023 Issue 
Article deadline: Monday, September 18, 2023

Winter 2023-2024 Issue 
Article deadline: Monday, December 18, 2023

In addition, this edition contains articles about the new 4-day work week law recently adopted in Belgium; legal and policy measures in Poland to adapt to its recent change to a migration destination country; the adoption of a new Women on Boards Directive in the EU; passage of an Adoption benefits law in Switzerland; and reform of the employment provisions of Italy’s Civil Law.

Don’t forget two exciting events coming up: In addition to the International Labor and Employment Committee’s Midwinter Meeting in Amsterdam in May, the African Labour Law Society will be holding its 5th Conference in Mauritius in March of this year.

Thank you to all of our authors! We look forward to contributions from more authors on workplace-related legal topics from around the world. Please take note of our upcoming deadlines.

Spring 2023 newsletter Article deadline = Monday, March 13, 2023

Summer 2023 newsletter Article deadline = Monday, June 12, 2023

Fall newsletter Article deadline = Monday, September 11, 2023

Tequila Brooks