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May 20, 2022

Chicago Updates its Anti-Harassment Law

On April 27, 2022, the Chicago City Council amended the city’s sexual harassment ordinance with the express purpose of promoting zero tolerance of violence and harassment in the workplace.

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May 19, 2022

Congress Considers Banning Discretionary Clauses in ERISA Plans

The Employee and Retiree Access to Justice Act seeks to ban arbitration and discretionary clauses in employer-sponsored benefit plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

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May 19, 2022

Canada: Another Arbitrator Dismisses Grievance Disputing Mandatory Vaccination Policy

An arbitrator recently dismissed a union grievance disputing that the unilateral imposition of a mandatory vaccination practice was a reasonable exercise of management rights and responsibilities under the collective agreement.

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May 18, 2022

Delaware Joins the Family (Paid Family-Medical Leave, That Is)

On May 10, 2022, Governor John Carney signed into law the Healthy Delaware Families Act, adding Delaware to an expanding list of jurisdictions with a paid family and/or medical leave (PFML) requirement.

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May 18, 2022

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Leadership and Collaboration

Littler attorneys discuss how their journeys to leadership were built on promoting collaboration, finding community and creating opportunities for other diverse attorneys.

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May 18, 2022

EEOC Issues Guidance on Artificial Intelligence and Americans with Disabilities Act Considerations

On May 12, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a “Technical Assistance” document addressing compliance with ADA requirements and agency policy when using AI and other software to hire and assess employees.

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May 18, 2022

Ontario, Canada: Appeal Court Declines to Resolve Whether Employees Laid Off During Pandemic May Claim Constructive Dismissal at Common Law

On May 12, 2022, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its long-awaited decision in a case concerning whether an Ontario regulation precludes an employee who was laid off during the pandemic from claiming constructive dismissal at common law.

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May 17, 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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May 16, 2022

New York State Senate Poised to Pass Expansive Lien Law for Wage Claims

The New York State Senate is poised to pass an employee-friendly bill that would amend New York’s lien law to enable employees to, upon filing a wage claim, obtain a temporary lien against their employer’s (or alleged employer’s) assets.

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May 16, 2022

Colorado Issues First Round of Regulations and Guidance on its Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) Program

Colorado has been building a new state-run Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program pursuant to a law enacted in 2020, and recently published a series of guidance documents and regulations regarding FAMLI.

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