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13 November 2019

USA: Lawsuit filed against McDonalds over failure to address sexual harassment in restaurants

Author: Daniel Wiessner & Jonathan Stempel, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"McDonald's workers sue over sexual harassment, 'toxic' work culture", 12 November 2019...

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12 November 2019

So. Africa: Sale of business will not led to evasion of liability for listeria outbreak giant meat company says lawyer

Author: Neo Koza, 702 Radio (South Africa)

'Tiger Brands can still be held liable in listeriosis case' 11 November 2019...

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11 November 2019

NGO report proposes legislative measures to ensure living wage in the garment industry

Author: The Circle

"Fashion Focus: Towards a Legal Framework for a Living Wage", 8 November 2019...

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8 November 2019

Revised draft of proposed binding treaty faces criticism for broad statements on contractual relationship & extraterritorial jurisdiction

Author: Lavanga V. Wijekoon, Michael G. Congiu & Stefan J. Marculewicz, Littler

"United Nations Takes Another Step in Developing a Treaty on Business and Human Rights" 5 Nov 2019...

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7 November 2019

Switzerland: Uber faces ban after Geneva government orders reclassification of 'independent contractors' as 'employers'

Author: swissinfo.ch

"Uber faces ban in Geneva if it fails to hire drivers", 1 November 2019...

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7 November 2019

India: Traders' body accuses Amazon & Flipkart of violating foreign direct investment policies, through 'predatory pricing' and 'deep discounting'

Author: The Economic Times

"CAIT alleges violation of FDI policy by Flipkart, Amazon; companies reject", 11 October 2019...

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6 November 2019

So. Africa: Employers have a legal obligation on employers to actively act against sexual harassment

Author: Sheena Swemmer, New Frame

‘Employers are liable for sexual harassment’...

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6 November 2019

Papa New Guinea: Ok Tedi mine disaster fund at the centre of another legal battle

Author: Nick Toscano, The Sunday Morning Herald

"PNG's Ok Tedi mine disaster money locked in new legal fight", 3 November 2019...

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5 November 2019

Australia: Civil liberties groups and business speak out over PM's proposal to ban protesters boycotting companies

Civil society groups and business speak out against proposals of the Morrison government to stop protesters boycotting companies they oppose. 

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4 November 2019

Failure to hold businesses accountable for labour abuses provides 'breeding ground' for worse forms of modern slavery, UN special rapporteur warns

Author: Rosa Furneaux, Thomson Reuters Foundation

"Interview: Failure to tackle worker abuse breeds modern slavery, U.N. expert warns", 1 November 2019...

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