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April 22, 2021

Chicago City Council Passes Vaccination Time Off Ordinance

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.

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April 22, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Reminds Employers that Improperly Drafted Restrictive Covenants are Unenforceable

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.

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April 22, 2021

Bouncing Back (and Forth): Statewide Reopening and Mitigation Steps

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.

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April 22, 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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April 21, 2021

Biden Calls on Employers to Provide Paid Time Off for Vaccination

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.

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April 21, 2021

Allied Behavior: Turning Allyship into Action

Littler attorneys discuss the importance of effective allyship and provide suggestions to turn allyship into meaningful action in the workplace.

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April 21, 2021

Arizona Joins Other States in Passing COVID-19 Liability Protection for Businesses

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.

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April 21, 2021

Canada’s 2021 Budget Includes Announcements Relevant to Employers

On April 19, 2021, Canada released its 2021 budget, which contains a number of provisions impacting employers.

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April 20, 2021

Ontario, Canada Imposes Additional COVID-19 Restrictions

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.

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April 20, 2021

Ontario, Canada: Peel Public Health Announces Expedited Business Closures

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.

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