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December 7, 2021

Federal Contractor and Subcontractor Vaccine Mandate Enjoined Nationwide

On December 7, 2021, a federal court in Georgia issued an order enjoining the president, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, and 18 executive agencies and departments from enforcing the vaccine mandate that was established for federal contractors.

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December 7, 2021

Fourth Circuit Requires Parity in Each Component of Compensation, Not Only in Total Compensation, Under Federal Equal Pay Act

On December 3, 2021, the Fourth Circuit rejected the notion that under the federal Equal Pay Act, equality should be assessed based on total compensation, holding instead that equality must be satisfied regarding each component of compensation.

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December 7, 2021

Can an employer require that employees attending a company holiday party be vaccinated?

We aren’t out of the pandemic yet, and there are a few things employers will want to keep in mind when planning a holiday gathering.

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December 7, 2021

Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming to A State Near You?

This post provides basic information on employee vaccination mandates issued at the federal and statewide levels. State laws curtailing private employer vaccination programs are also noted.

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December 7, 2021

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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December 6, 2021

“We Are Not Going Back”: New York City Announces Vaccine Mandate for Private-Sector Employers

On Monday, December 6, 2021, New York City announced a first-in-the-nation vaccine mandate for private-sector employers, which must now require vaccinations for all employees who work in person in the city.

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December 6, 2021

President Biden Resurrects Obama-Era Executive Order on Non-Displacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts

On November 18, 2021, the Biden administration resurrected an executive order first issued by President Obama that the Trump administration had subsequently rescinded.

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December 3, 2021

Mexico Increases the General Minimum Wage

On December 1, 2021, the National Minimum Wage Commission agreed to increase Mexico’s general minimum wage to $172.87 Mexican pesos per day, and $260.34 Mexican pesos per day in the Free Economic Zone of the Northern Border, effective January 1, 2022.

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December 3, 2021

México aumenta el Salario Mínimo General

El 01 de diciembre de 2021, la Comisión Nacional de Salarios Mínimos (CONASAMI), acordó aumentar el salario mínimo general a $172.87 pesos diarios y $260.34 pesos por día en la Zona Libre de la Frontera Norte, a partir del 1 de enero de 2022.

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December 3, 2021

New York City Council Passes Paid COVID-19 Child Vaccination Leave

The NYC Council passed a bill amending its Earned Safe and Sick Time Act requiring all private-sector employers to provide their employees with 4 hours of paid COVID-19 leave for each of their children, per injection, retroactive to Nov. 2, 2021.

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