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May 16, 2022

New York State Senate Poised to Pass Expansive Lien Law for Wage Claims

The New York State Senate is poised to pass an employee-friendly bill that would amend New York’s lien law to enable employees to, upon filing a wage claim, obtain a temporary lien against their employer’s (or alleged employer’s) assets.

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May 16, 2022

Colorado Issues First Round of Regulations and Guidance on its Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program

Colorado has been building a new state-run Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program pursuant to a law enacted in 2020, and recently published a series of guidance documents and regulations regarding FAMLI.

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May 16, 2022

HB 22-1317: A New, More Restrictive Era for Restrictive Covenants in Colorado

Among a number of new bills affecting Colorado employers, perhaps none was as closely watched as HB 22-1317, which provides substantial changes to noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements in the state.

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May 13, 2022

French Supreme Court Approves the Macron Scale for Dismissal Damages

On May 11, 2022, the French Supreme Court issued two long-awaited decisions on the statutory scale of indemnification—i.e., the Macron scale—currently applicable in cases of dismissal without cause.

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May 13, 2022

British Columbia, Canada Court of Appeal Upholds Determination That Three Taxi Drivers Are Employees

In a recent decision, the British Columbia Court of Appeal upheld a determination that three taxi drivers were employees and not independent contractors for purposes of the province’s Employment Standards Act.

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May 12, 2022

Mississippi Becomes the Last State to Enact an Equal Pay Law

On April 20, 2022, Mississippi became the last state in the nation to enact an equal pay law. The new law, which takes effect July 1, 2022, follows the liability standard of the federal Equal Pay Act.

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May 12, 2022

Ontario, Canada: Some Employees May Be Entitled to Paid Time Off to Vote in June 2nd Provincial Election

The Ontario general election will take place on June 2, 2022. Under Ontario’s Election Act, every employee who is qualified to vote is entitled to three consecutive hours to vote while the polls are open.

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May 11, 2022

Cal/OSHA Issues Updated FAQs

On May 7, 2022, Cal/OSHA issued updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to the third readoption of the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard (3rd Revised ETS), which was approved April 21, 2022, and is now in effect.

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May 11, 2022

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As COVID-19 case rates fluctuate, face coverings are not uncommon as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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May 9, 2022

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

As the pandemic unfolds, 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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