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January 26, 2021

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

As the pandemic unfolds, government 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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January 26, 2021

Giving it Our Best Shot – Statewide Vaccination Plans

This chart provides links to state agency websites, vaccine allocation plans, and other guidance related to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as basic vaccination plan phases.

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January 25, 2021

Massachusetts Leave of Absence Obligations and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Massachusetts employers have faced numerous challenges in the past year with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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January 25, 2021

Littler’s APAC Employment & Labor Law 2021: China, The New Civil Code and Personal Privacy at the Workplace

Shareholder Trent Sutton and Special Counsel Nancy Zhang discuss China’s new civil code and focus briefly on new personal privacy rights that could impact employee monitoring.

ASAP
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January 25, 2021

Expiration of State Preemption of Anti-Discrimination Ordinances Prompts North Carolina Counties and Cities to Enhance Protections at the Local Level

A vestige of the aftermath of North Carolina’s infamous 2016 “House Bill 2” (also known as “the Bathroom Bill”) expired on December 1, 2020, paving the way for local North Carolina governments to pass or reinstate anti-discrimination ordinances.

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January 25, 2021

Biden Revokes Trump Executive Order on Diversity and Inclusion, Adopts Policies “Advancing Racial Equity” and Extending LGBT Protections

President Biden signed a flurry of executive orders on January 20, 2021, his first day in office, a number of which rescinded or revised the prior administration’s executive orders and policies with regard to equity in the workplace.

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January 23, 2021

President Biden Issues New Executive Orders and Supports Comprehensive Reform of Immigration Policy

After running a presidential campaign that emphasized the benefits of lawful and employment-based immigration, President Biden has issued a number of executive orders to reverse the Trump administration’s positions and eliminate restrictions.

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January 25, 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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January 22, 2021

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, there have been 1,612 lawsuits (including 139 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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January 22, 2021

Michigan Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions, Allows Dining in at Restaurants

On January 22, 2021, after two months of stringent lockdown orders, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new epidemic order significantly relaxing gathering restrictions.

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