ASAP
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March 15, 2022

Federal Court Decision Protects Independent Contractor Status

On March 14, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas delivered a victory for businesses that utilize independent contractors, and for independent contractors themselves.

ASAP
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March 15, 2022

DOL Issues Guidance on Use of Cryptocurrency in 401(k) Plans

On March 10, 2022, the Department of Labor issued guidance on the use of cryptocurrency in plans governed by ERISA.

Insight
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March 15, 2022

The Ukraine/Russia Conflict & Related Sanctions: 7 Pressing Questions Employers Are Asking

The war in Ukraine has persisted and Western countries have continued to ramp up sanctions against Russia. Employers with workforces in these countries have raised many employment law questions – some of them unprecedented.

Podcast
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March 15, 2022

Conversations with Women: Perspectives from Littler Alumnae

In this episode of our Women’s History Month podcast series, Jacqueline Polito talks with two special Littler alumnae about the importance of elevating – and being elevated by – their female colleagues every day in the workplace.

Dear Littler
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March 14, 2022

Dear Littler: How do we handle “mask shaming” when we return to work?

I want our employees and our clients to feel safe and confident about their face-to-face dealings with one another, but I am concerned about escalating tensions around the issue of masking during this next phase of the pandemic.

Insight
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March 14, 2022

Implementation of the European Directive on Whistleblowing in France: Extending the Whistleblower Qualification and Strengthening its Protection

The French Parliament recently adopted two bills to implement European directive n 2019/1937, which creates protections for whistleblowers.

Insight
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March 14, 2022

Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming to A State Near You?

This post provides basic information on employee vaccination mandates issued at the federal and statewide levels. State laws curtailing private employer vaccination programs are also noted.

ASAP
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March 11, 2022

Updated California Supplemental Paid Sick Leave FAQs Answer Some Big Questions

California’s Labor Commissioner has updated its FAQs concerning 2022 COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave (CPSL), answering some of employers’ more pressing questions about how this year’s more unique law operates.

ASAP
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March 11, 2022

British Columbia, Canada Announces Steps to Lift COVID-19 Restrictions

On March 10, 2022, British Columbia announced that it will be taking a number of steps to lift COVID-19 restrictions.

ASAP
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March 11, 2022

Wiretapping employees in the Netherlands - let's run the tape?

The subdistrict court found that an employer in the Netherlands may record the phone calls of its employees only if it fulfils all the requirements under the GDPR.

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