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November 25, 2020

California Provides Additional Guidance on Employee Pay Data Reporting

On November 23, 2020, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing issued additional guidance for employers regarding their requirement to file employee compensation data with the state beginning in March of next year.

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November 25, 2020

Puerto Rico: Pandemic Assistance Packages and their Effect on Christmas Bonus Exemption for Private Employers

The Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources issued guidance discussing considerations for private sector employers when requesting an exemption from paying the Christmas Bonus after receiving COVID-19-related economic assistance.

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November 25, 2020

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

As the pandemic unfolds, government 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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November 25, 2020

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As businesses reopen, face coverings remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

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November 24, 2020

Montgomery County, MD Amends Ban-the-Box Legislation

On November 20, 2020, the Montgomery County, Maryland Council approved amendments to its 2014 “ban-the-box” legislation.

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November 24, 2020

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders

Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, are becoming more common. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.

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November 23, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Toronto and Peel Moved into Lockdown

On November 20, 2020, Ontario announced that in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, Toronto and Peel will move to the maximum Lockdown level restrictions in the Keeping Ontario Safe and Open Framework.

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November 23, 2020

Breaking Down the New DOL and DHS H-1B Rules

We continue to monitor changes in the Trump administration’s handling of ongoing agency immigration reforms through the end of 2020 and into early 2021 that may impact employers’ ability to sponsor foreign workers on visas.

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November 20, 2020

California Standards Board Passes Sweeping Cal/OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation

On November 19, 2020, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted unanimously to pass the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s Emergency COVID-19 Prevention Regulation.

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November 20, 2020

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Litigation Tracker

Since March 12, there have been 1,235 lawsuits (including 116 class actions) filed against employers due to alleged labor and employment violations related to the coronavirus.

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