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ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions: Global QMR Q2 2023 | 10 North America Latin America Strategic Update on Americas • In Canada, the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act passed its third reading in the House of Commons, marking the Act's passage in both houses of Parliament. The Act is expected to require thousands of companies – including a large number of US-based multinationals – to annually report on their steps to address forced and child labor in supply chains. The Act also will ban imports into Canada that are produced with child labor. Upon receiving royal assent, the Act will go into effect on January 1, 2024, with the first modern slavery reports due by May 31, 2024. • Mexico's Labor Ministry published new work-from-home regulations that will go into effect in six months. The new rules mandate standards for employees who spend more than 40% of their workday at home and require information technology to carry out their jobs. Employers will now be required to pay for internet service and other supplies necessary to comfortably work from home, such as ergonomic chairs, electricity and printers. Employees working from home must also be compensated the same as employees who work onsite. The new regulations also stipulate that if an employee's home is not safe for work, with adequate ventilation and lighting, then the employee cannot be compelled to work there. • The United States Supreme Court agreed to decide whether workers can bring discrimination lawsuits based on unwanted workplace transfers that were allegedly motivated by bias, an issue that can make or break many cases. The case will be heard in the next session which begins in October. • In Brazil, the Chamber of Deputies approved the bill presented by the Government that provides for equal salaries for men and women, in jobs of equal value or in the exercise of the same function. The content modifies the so- called Consolidation of Labor Laws to define that wage equality will be mandatory. The bill establishes transparency and remuneration mechanisms to be followed by the companies, determines the increase of control and provides for the application of administrative sanctions. • Costa Rica's Labor Court of San José determined that Uber maintained a labor contract with a driver who requested the recognition of his labor benefits after rendering his services from February 2017 to December 2022. This ruling is historic in Costa Rica and sets a judicial precedent. Now, the company's collaborators could claim their legal rights. Uber was ordered to pay the corresponding sums for vacations, Christmas bonuses, and social security during the employment. • In Chile, legislators passed a bill reducing the country's work week from 45 to 40 hours in a bid to improve the quality of life and rights of workers. The law incrementally lowers the work week over the course of five years until the country reaches 40 hours. The bill prevents businesses from reducing salaries because of the change and allows workers to switch to a four-day work week. However, it does not apply to informal sectors of Chile's economy, which constitute more than a quarter of the country's workforce. • ManpowerGroup Talent Solutions: Global QMR Q2 2023 | 10

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