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April 16, 2021

California Adopts Statewide “Right to Recall” Law for Certain Industries

Just about a year ago, in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic activity in many sectors went from red hot to nearly frozen, seemingly overnight. The hospitality industry was particularly hard hit, as business and leisure travel evaporated.

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April 16, 2021

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, 2020, there have been 2,262 lawsuits (including 181 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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April 16, 2021

Littler Lightbulb: A Dose of Paid Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccinations

With COVID-19 vaccines becoming more accessible throughout the United States, but vaccination opportunities often limited to “business” hours, employers are experiencing an increase in requests for time off from work to obtain a vaccine.

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April 16, 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 16, 2021

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As businesses reopen, face coverings remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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April 16, 2021

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders

Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, have become common. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.

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April 15, 2021

Ontario, Canada Exploring Possibility of Allowing Employer-Operated Onsite Vaccination Clinics in “Hot Spot” Communities

On April 13, 2021, Ontario announced that in Phase 2 of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan it will provide vaccines to those 18 and over via mass immunization clinics.

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April 15, 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 14, 2021

Are You Prepared for the Return of the War on Employee Handbooks?

The National Labor Relations Act governs what most private-sector employers can say and do with respect to employee “concerted” or group activities, whether they are represented by a union or not.

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April 14, 2021

Canada: New Federal Privacy Legislation is Moving Through the Legislative Process

Canada’s federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry has introduced Bill C-11, which seeks to reform federal private sector privacy legislation.

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