On April 21, 2021, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance, effective immediately, prohibiting adverse action against all Chicago workers—including independent contractors—who take time off from work to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Ontario’s Superior Court recently denied an employer’s motion for an urgent injunction to restrain its former employee from competing with it contrary to the employee’s purported fiduciary duty and employment agreement’s restrictive covenant.
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.
Marking the occasion of the 200 millionth COVID-19 vaccine shot administered, President Joe Biden called on employers to provide paid time off to employees to get vaccinated and touted the federal government’s tax credit for certain employers that do so.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently signed Senate Bill 1377 after a push from Republican legislators to limit civil liability exposure for “Good Samaritans” who have worked to protect and provide for Arizonans during the COVID-19 health crisis.
Ontario announced a two-week extension of its third declaration of emergency and its second Stay-at-Home order, and that in response to the rapid increase of COVID-19 case rates, it would impose additional restrictions.
The Medical Officer of Health in the Peel Public Health Region will issue an order directing businesses with five or more cases of COVID-19 in the previous 14 days to close for 10 calendar days in certain instances.