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May 26, 2022

Illinois Amends One Day Rest in Seven Act, Adding Stricter Penalties and More Stringent Notice Requirements

On May 13, 2022, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law SB3146, amending the provisions of the Illinois One Day Rest in Seven Act (ODRISA), which addresses both day of rest and meal break requirements for employees in the state.

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May 26, 2022

“One Size Fits All” Data Retention Policies: A Unicorn for International Employers?

Employers often want to have a data retention policy that works for all of their international operations. We look at the challenges with this approach and how to make it work in practice.

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May 26, 2022

UK: High Potential Individual Visas allow employers a new unsponsored route to hire top graduates

This month the High Potential Individual route to the UK opens – part of an effort, in the words of Chancellor Rishi Sunak, “to create one of the world’s most attractive visa regimes for entrepreneurs and highly skilled people."

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May 26, 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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May 25, 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 24, 2022

Our company recently received an international harassment complaint in which related parties to be interviewed are based in several countries. What are the primary considerations for investigating this type of international complaint?

It is crucial to conduct an effective investigation so that the company can take proper action based on the accurate understanding of what happened. It can also be a legal requirement to investigate a complaint depending on the country.

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May 24, 2022

California Supreme Court Confirms Applicability of Derivative Waiting Time Penalty and Wage Statement Claims for Meal and Rest Period Violations

The California Supreme Court has held that meal period and rest break violations can also trigger derivative claims for waiting time penalties and wage statement penalties.

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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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