Insight
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December 2, 2021

CMS Vaccine Mandate Blocked Nationwide

On November 29 and 30, 2021, two separate federal district courts issued injunctions blocking enforcement of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services interim final rule requiring healthcare worker vaccinations.

Insight
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December 2, 2021

Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming to A State Near You?

This post provides basic information on employee vaccination mandates issued at the federal and statewide levels. State laws curtailing private employer vaccination programs are also noted.

Insight
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December 2, 2021

Facing Your Face Mask Duties – A List of Statewide Orders

As COVID-19 case rates fluctuate, face coverings remain popular as a preventative measure. This post identifies the jurisdictions where face coverings are recommended or required.

Insight
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December 2, 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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December 1, 2021

Federal Contractor and Subcontractor Vaccine Mandate Temporarily Enjoined in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee

A federal court has issued an order granting a preliminary injunction to block the enforcement of the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors in all covered contracts in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Insight
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December 1, 2021

France: Role of the Social and Economic Committee in the Context of a Restructuring or Downsizing

Social and Economic Committees in French workplaces must be informed and consulted in the event of a “restructuring and downsizing.” What is their scope of intervention?

Littler Report
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November 30, 2021

COVID-19: APAC Lockdown Restrictions (November 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).

Dear Littler
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November 30, 2021

Dear Littler: Can we ban the unvaccinated from our office parties?

The holiday season is upon us, and we’d like to celebrate this year by holding an actual office party like we did in the “before” times. Can we make sure only vaccinated people attend?

Insight
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November 30, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Confirms Unions Must Challenge Mandatory Vaccination Policies Before Labour Arbitrators Rather than Courts

The Ontario Superior Court recently dismissed union applications for injunctions to restrain two entities from suspending or terminating unvaccinated employees before their mandatory vaccination policies could be challenged in the grievance process.

Littler Report
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November 29, 2021

New Federal Labour Law Issued in the UAE

In mid-November, the UAE Cabinet approved a new Labour Law, Federal Law Number 33 of 2021 (the New Labour Law) which will come into force on 2 February 2022 and repeals Law Number 8 of 1980 (the Old Law), replacing it entirely.

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