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August 12, 2022

New York Appellate Court Takes First Crack at Interpreting NYC’s Freelancing Law

A New York state court recently issued the first appellate decision interpreting New York City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act. The case involved two plaintiffs – a photography business and a model – suing a high-end fashion label.

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August 12, 2022

Updated CDC COVID-19 Guidance Eliminates Precautionary Quarantine, Focuses on Boosters, Masking, and Testing

On August 11, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a new Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems.

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August 11, 2022

Portland, Maine Voters to Decide on Raising Minimum Wage, Eliminating Tip Credit, and Classifying Ride-share and Delivery Drivers as Employees

The Portland, Maine City Council voted unanimously on August 8, 2022, to send five citizen-initiated referendums to voters in the November election.

Insight
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August 11, 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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August 10, 2022

Ontario, Canada: Availability of Deemed IDEL Ended on July 30, 2022 But Unpaid and Paid IDEL Still Available to Eligible Employees

Since July 31, 2022, employees can no longer be on Deemed IDEL, and the ESA’s regular rules pertaining to constructive dismissal resumed.

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August 9, 2022

Help Wanted in Understanding What Types of Advertising Outreach Employers Must Do Before Hiring Foreign Nationals

A recent decision issued by the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) governs the types of newspaper advertisements that meet the DOL’s requirements for announcing job openings.

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August 9, 2022

Ontario, Canada: HRTO Finds Employee Was Victim of Repeated Acts of Sex Discrimination in Poisoned Work Environment

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario recently found that the applicant was a victim of discrimination on the basis of sex and that her work environment was poisoned by repeated acts of discrimination and harassment.

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August 9, 2022

With so many nonexempt employees working remotely, what should be our key wage and hour compliance priorities?

Chances are that the wage and hour laws of the jurisdiction where your wandering workers are located will dictate your compliance obligations.

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August 8, 2022

Canadian Federal Government Proposes Regulations to Support New Canada Labour Code Paid Medical Leave

On July 16, 2022, the Canadian federal government published regulations to implement new paid medical leave requirements.

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August 8, 2022

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As COVID-19 case rates fluctuate, face coverings are not uncommon as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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