On January 4, 2018, United States Customs and Border Protection (“USCBP”) updated its official policy on border searches of electronic devices. The new policy directive (the “New Directive”) supersedes its prior policy directive (the “Prior Directive), which was issued on August 20, 2009. The New Directive addresses some, but not all, of the issues that arise in relation to border searches of electronic devices.
On December 4, 2017, in a 7-2 decision the United States Supreme Court lifted the temporary restraining order that had initially blocked President Trump’s latest travel ban.
The three popular articles this week on HRinfodesk deal with: a recent policy statement released by the Ontario Human Rights Commission, a proposed increase to administrative monetary penalties under Bill 148 and consequential and technical changes to regulations made under the Employment Standards Act if the proposed Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017 is passed.