Insight
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July 28, 2021

Rhode Island Enacts Comprehensive Pay Equity Law

Rhode Island has joined the growing ranks of states that have enacted a sweeping pay equity statute.

Insight
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July 28, 2021

Refresh! The CDC Revisits COVID-19 Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

The CDC has revised its COVID-19 guidance, recommending that even individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 should resume wearing masks in public indoor settings in areas with substantial or high COVID-19 transmission rates.

Insight
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July 28, 2021

Internal Disclosures from Compliance Audits –What Could Go Wrong?

Compliance or internal audit departments frequently carry out audits intended to assure that business partners in an organization have policies and procedures that are effective for maintaining corporate compliance and consistent with myriad laws.

Podcast
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July 28, 2021

Breaking Down Barriers or Putting Up Hurdles With Vendor Diversity Programs

The history, benefits, and challenges of implementing a successful vendor or supplier diversity program that pushes the needle forward regarding Inclusion, Equity & Diversity.

Insight
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July 27, 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.

Littler Report
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July 26, 2021

False Claims Act Retaliation in 2021

A corporate whistleblower can create more financial, organizational, and reputational damage to an employer by using the federal False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. § 3729-33, than by using any other “whistleblower” law.

Insight
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July 26, 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.

Insight
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July 26, 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.

Insight
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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.

Insight
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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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