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October 29, 2020

UK: New, Expanded Job Support Scheme Replaces Furlough Scheme

The UK Government recently announced - and then expanded - a new wage support scheme for employers to replace the furlough scheme from 1 November 2020. This article highlights the key provisions and latest developments.

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October 29, 2020

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

Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, are becoming more common as states begin to reopen their economies. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.

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October 29, 2020

Bouncing Back: A List of Statewide Return to Work Protocols

Government officials across the country are easing up on stringent business closures. The chart below provides links to reopening plans and orders that have been issued thus far, at the statewide level.

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October 29, 2020

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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October 28, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Bill 218 Would Introduce COVID-19 Liability Protection with Exceptions

On October 20, 2020, Ontario introduced Bill 218, Supporting Ontario’s Recovery and Municipal Elections Act, 2020, which would provide employers with a degree of liability protection from COVID-related claims.

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October 27, 2020

Workplace Violence Prevention Strategies in a Time of Political and Social Unrest

Tensions appear to be running hot across the nation during this polarized election season and time of political and social unrest.

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October 26, 2020

Demystifying President Trump's Executive Order on Diversity Training

A discussion of President Trump’s Executive Order, “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” which curbs the discussion of certain topics from diversity and inclusion training provided by federal contractors and grantees.

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October 26, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Human Rights Tribunal Awards Significant Damages to Employee Who Acquiesced to Sexual Relationship with Supervisor

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario made a $170,000 damage award to a vulnerable employee who, after being sexually harassed by her direct supervisor, engaged in unwelcome sexual activity, fearing that if she refused she would lose her job.

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October 26, 2020

The Netherlands: Can an employee hide and then seek a notice payment?

The Central Netherlands District Court recently held that failure to turn up at work and to contact an employer about the absence justifies summary dismissal.

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October 23, 2020

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, there have been 1,000 lawsuits (including 104 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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