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January 21, 2022

En Banc Nevada Supreme Court Clarifies State Record-Keeping and Minimum Wage Notice Requirements

In a recent decision, the Nevada Supreme Court provided guidance on how employers must maintain wage records and inform employees of minimum wage rate adjustments.

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January 21, 2022

New Jersey Expands Vaccination Requirements for Healthcare Workers and High-Risk Settings

Governor Murphy has signed an order requiring that healthcare workers and those at high-risk congregate settings be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including receipt of a booster shot, or have their employment terminated.

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January 21, 2022

Ontario, Canada: Another Arbitrator Upholds a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Agreeing with the “Weight of Authority”

In Teamster’s Local Union 847 v. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the arbitrtor denied a union’s grievance over an employer’s policy that required its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to disclose their vaccine status.

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January 21, 2022

Phased Easing of Public Health Measures in Ontario, Canada to Begin January 31, 2022

Ontario announced that commencing January 31, 2022, in the absence of concerning trends, it would begin to take steps to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures in phases with 21 days between each step.

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January 21, 2022

Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming to A State Near You?

This post provides basic information on employee vaccination mandates issued at the federal and statewide levels. State laws curtailing private employer vaccination programs are also noted.

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January 21, 2022

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, 2020, there have been 4,929 lawsuits (including 544 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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January 20, 2022

Ontario, Canada: Another Arbitrator Upholds a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

In Bunge Hamilton Canada, Hamilton, Ontario v. United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Local 175 (Bunge), Arbitrator Robert J. Herman dismissed a union grievance challenging the employer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

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January 20, 2022

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As COVID-19 case rates fluctuate, face coverings remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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January 20, 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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January 19, 2022

An Update on the Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate: No Need to Comply for Now, but Private Arrangements May Still be Enforceable

With the Supreme Court’s consideration of challenges to the OSHA and CMS vaccine mandates making headlines, less attention has been paid to the federal contractor vaccine mandate even though it remains a separate topic of continuing interest for many.

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