What are the different categories of employment status (for example, employee, worker, self-employed individuals, etc)?
Are there different types of employment contracts (for example, fixed-term, indefinite)?
What requirements need to be met in order for an employment contract to be valid?
Are part-time employees afforded the same rights as full-time employees?
Can employment contracts be assigned?
What rights do employees have (to object, to severance), if any, when the company they work for is transferred as a going concern?
Do you have statutory rights for employees on change of control of an employer? If so, please give the statute.
In what circumstances can employers unilaterally change the terms of employment, and what remedies (if any) are afforded to an employee?
Is your jurisdiction an employment-at-will jurisdiction? What are the employer’s termination rights?
Are there remedies for dismissal without cause or wrongful termination?
Are there protections for whistleblowers?
Do employees have a right to privacy? If so, what are the remedies for a breach?
Are employees afforded any anti-discrimination protection?
Are there statutory rights to vacation, medical leave and parental leave? Have there been any changes to leave benefits in the past 12 months? Is there any proposed legislation that employers should be aware of that will impact leave benefits?
Are restrictive covenants recognized and, if so, what are reasonable restrictions as to geography, duration and scope of activity?
Can employees be terminated for refusing to sign a restrictive covenant? What serves as consideration for a restrictive covenant?
Does your jurisdiction require contributions to a pension or retirement scheme?
Are certain benefits mandated by your jurisdiction?
Is it permitted to have a mandatory retirement age in your jurisdiction?
Is it possible to cease pension or insured benefits (income continuance/disability insurance, healthcare, life assurance, etc.) when work continues beyond retirement age?
Can an employer make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for its employees? Are there exceptions that an employer must make? If an employee simply does not want to get the vaccine (without another reason like disability or religious reason), can an employer terminate the employee’s employment?
Can an employer require that employees return to work in the office (absent government order to shut down)? If an employee refuses to return to the office, can the employer terminate the employee’s employment?