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July 23, 2021

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, 2020, there have been 3,062 lawsuits (including 245 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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July 23, 2021

DOL Releases Proposed Rule on Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

On July 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rule to implement and enforce Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors,” was published in the Federal Register.

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July 22, 2021

Maine Legislative Update: Back to Work Incentives, Ban the Box, Tip Minimum, and Other Developments Affecting Employers

In a special session that ended on July 19, 2021, the Maine legislature enacted several new laws that will significantly impact almost all employers in the Pine Tree state. This article briefly summarizes key measures considered this session.

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July 22, 2021

Bouncing Back (and Forth): Statewide Reopening and Mitigation Steps

As vaccination rates increase, officials are reevaluating their health and safety protocols and adjusting workplace guidance. This post provides links to key reopening orders and/or mitigation measures issued in recent weeks, at the statewide level.

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July 22, 2021

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As businesses reopen, face coverings remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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July 21, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Awards Employee $25,000 in Moral/Aggravated Damages Because Employer Breached Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

On a motion for summary judgment in a wrongful dismissal action, the court awarded $25,000 in moral/aggravated damages because the employer breached the duty of good faith and fair dealing at the time of and following the employee’s dismissal.

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July 20, 2021

Opening Pandora’s Box: Oregon Court of Appeals Holds That “Any Person” Can Be Held Liable Under Oregon’s Aiding and Abetting Statute

On June 23, 2021, in Charlton v. Ed Staub and Sons Petroleum, Inc. and Quicksilver Contracting Company, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of the plaintiff’s “aiding and abetting” discrimination and retaliation claim.

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July 20, 2021

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders

Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, have become common. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.

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July 19, 2021

Los Angeles County and Other California Jurisdictions Walk Back Face Mask Orders

It was just last month when the state of California announced the state’s reopening and what many hoped to be the end of pandemic life and various COVID-19-related restrictions.

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July 19, 2021

New Enforcement Guidance Issued for New York City Fair Chance Act as Key Amendments Take Effect

On July 15, 2021, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued its highly anticipated updated Legal Enforcement Guidance on the Fair Chance Act and Employment Discrimination.

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