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August 11, 2020

Supreme Court of Puerto Rico Rules “Ex-Offender” is not a Protected Category

The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico has ruled that the status of ex-offender is not a protected category under the Constitution nor under Puerto Rico’s general anti-discrimination statute.

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August 11, 2020

San Francisco Releases “Back to Work” Layoff Notice and Related Guidance

On August 7, 2020, the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) formally issued its guidance on the Temporary Right to Reemployment Following Layoff Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Ordinance.

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August 11, 2020

USCIS Announces Fee Increases

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a new fee structure that will take effect on October 2, 2020.

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August 11, 2020

Revisiting Restrictive Covenants in a Commercial Setting: The California Supreme Court Applies a Less Aggressive Approach

A recent California Supreme Court decision creates an opening for California businesses to revisit the use of restrictive covenants in their commercial dealings.

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August 11, 2020

UK: Health & Safety Tips and FAQs for a “COVID-Secure” Workplace

In this GQ|Littler article, we address the health and safety concerns and queries employers in the UK must consider when making the workplace "COVID-secure."

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August 11, 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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August 10, 2020

White House Takes Executive Action on Unemployment Insurance, Payroll Taxes

On August 8, 2020, the president signed several executive memoranda and an order addressing the continued economic havoc of the COVID-19 pandemic, two of which are of direct interest to employers.

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August 10, 2020

Puerto Rico’s New Electoral Code Creates Two Hours of Paid Voting Leave

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vázquez recently signed into law Puerto Rico’s new Electoral Code, which includes noteworthy changes to employees’ voting rights.

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August 10, 2020

Puerto Rico Enacts Law Extending Maternity Leave to Mothers Adopting Children Ages Six and Older

On August 8, 2020, Puerto Rico enacted a law amending the Puerto Rico Working Mothers Protection Act to extend the right to maternity leave to working mothers who adopt children six years of age and older.

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August 10, 2020

Georgia Law Shields Businesses from COVID-19 Liability

Georgia recently became the ninth state to shield businesses from liability stemming from COVID-19.

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