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May 14, 2021

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, 2020, there have been 2,499 lawsuits (including 196 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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May 14, 2021

Philadelphia Strengthens Workplace Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

On May 11, 2021, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania enacted amendments that immediately strengthen workplace protections for victims of domestic violence.

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May 14, 2021

New York and New Jersey Governors Sign the Healthy Terminals Act

In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New York and New Jersey have adopted legislation to benefit airport workers.

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May 14, 2021

Montana Makes Significant Changes to State Employment Laws

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte recently signed three bills that make significant changes to Montana’s Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act, Human Rights Act, and Wage Protection Act.

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May 14, 2021

DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor Regulations, Meaning More Uncertainty for Employers

The DOL formally withdrew final regulations which set forth, for the first time by way of an APA rulemaking, the analysis the DOL would use to determine whether a worker was an employee or independent contractor under the FLSA.

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May 14, 2021

Ontario, Canada Extends Stay-at-Home Order Until at Least June 2, 2021

On May 13, 2021, Ontario announced the extension of its Stay-at-Home Order, which was set to expire on May 19, 2021, until at least June 2, 2021.

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May 14, 2021

Giving it Our Best Shot – Statewide Vaccination Plans

This chart provides links to state agency websites, vaccine allocation plans, and other guidance related to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, as well as basic vaccination plan phases.

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May 13, 2021

Game-Changer: The CDC Lifts COVID-19 Masking and Distancing Restrictions for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that Americans who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear a face covering or practice physically distancing in any setting.

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May 13, 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.

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May 13, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Finds Employee Repudiated Her Employment Contract When She Refused to Work Unless New Conditions Were Met

In Anderson v Total Instant Lawns Ltd, 2021 ONSC 2933 (Total Instant Lawns), an employee claimed her job was terminated and sought damages for wrongful dismissal.

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