Insight
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June 27, 2022

An Enchanting Look at New Mexico’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Final Regulations and Other Guidance

On June 21, 2022, New Mexico’s Department of Workforce Solutions published final regulations implementing the Healthy Workplaces Act, which will take effect throughout most parts of the “Land of Enchantment” on July 1, 2022.

Littler Report
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June 27, 2022

COVID-19: APAC Lockdown Restrictions (June Update)

We have created a high-level guide that gives an “at a glance” snapshot of the severity of lockdown restrictions in 15 countries across Asia Pacific (APAC).

Insight
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June 27, 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.

ASAP
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June 24, 2022

Impacts of the Dobbs Decision on Employer Benefit Plans

As predicted, the Supreme Court issued its final decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade. How will this affect employer benefit plans?

ASAP
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June 24, 2022

Canada Suspends Mandatory Vaccines for Most Travel, Federally Regulated Transportation Workers, and Federal Government Employees

On June 14, 2022, Canada announced that, due to the country’s improved public health situation, certain vaccination requirements are suspended as of June 20.

Insight
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June 24, 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.

Insight
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June 23, 2022

July is the New January – New State Laws Do Not Take the Summer Off

It used to be that employers had the luxury of waiting until January 1 to be vigilant for new employment laws and compliance challenges. For the past several years, we have reported on employment and labor laws taking effect mid-year.

ASAP
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June 22, 2022

Spring Regulatory Agenda Provides Roadmap to Anticipated Federal Rulemaking

On June 21, 2022, the Biden administration released its Spring 2022 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. These semi-annual regulatory agendas outline federal agency goals for the months ahead.

Insight
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June 22, 2022

Fifth Circuit Rules that COVID-19 Pandemic Did Not Trigger the “Natural Disaster” Exception to WARN Notice Requirements

In the first such decision from a federal appellate court, the Fifth Circuit has ruled the COVID-19 pandemic is not a “natural disaster” that exempts employers from providing advance notice of mass layoffs and plant closures under the WARN Act.

ASAP
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June 21, 2022

DHS Rule Increases Automatic Extension of Work Authorization for Certain Eligible Renewal Applicants

On May 4, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a Temporary Final Rule automatically extending the work authorizations for certain renewal applicants listed on the USCIS website.

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