ASAP
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May 10, 2021

New Arizona Law Eases Restrictions for Obtaining Occupational Licenses for Those With Criminal Histories

Arizona recently enacted a law amending Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-905 to allow persons convicted of certain criminal offenses the opportunity to set aside a prior conviction and seek a Certificate of Second Chance.

Insight
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May 10, 2021

Bouncing Back (and Forth): Statewide Reopening and Mitigation Steps

As vaccination rates increase, 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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May 7, 2021

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, 2020, there have been 2,444 lawsuits (including 190 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

ASAP
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May 7, 2021

Cal/OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Guidance on Fully Vaccinated Employees

On May 5, 2021, Cal/OSHA issued much-awaited FAQs which provide clarity on whether employers must continue to exclude fully vaccinated employees from the workplace if they were exposed to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case (at work or otherwise).

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May 7, 2021

New Criminal Prosecutions Under Pennsylvania Wage Laws Pose a Major Threat to Contractors

The federal FLSA and some state wage laws contain provisions that impose criminal penalties on violators. These provisions, once rarely used, are taking on new life as government officials have begun leveraging them in recent criminal-enforcement actions.

ASAP
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May 6, 2021

Dutch employers: take action against sexual harassment!

In the Netherlands, employers are liable for harm suffered by employees during their work. This can include psychological damage due to sexual harassment.

Littler Report
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May 5, 2021

COVID-19: EMEA Lockdown Restrictions

We have created a high-level guide that gives an “at a glance” snapshot of the severity of lockdown restrictions in 28 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

ASAP
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May 4, 2021

Philadelphia Passes Ordinance Banning Marijuana Tests for Many Prospective Employees

On April 22, 2021, the Philadelphia City Council passed a new ordinance prohibiting employers from conducting pre-hire marijuana testing, which Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law on April 28, 2021.

ASAP
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May 4, 2021

Colorado Ties Mask Mandate to Vaccination Status, but Employers Should Proceed with Caution

Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently announced significant changes to the statewide mask order.

ASAP
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May 4, 2021

U.S. Department of State Announces More Flexible National Interest Exemptions for Students and Academic Travelers

The Department of State has issued updated guidance on National Interest Exceptions for certain travelers, which should facilitate more streamlined travel for F-1 and M-1 students and J-1 academics covered by exchange visitor programs.

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