ASAP
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September 13, 2021

Not So Fast! California Bill Would Require Disclosure of “Quotas” to Warehouse Distribution Center Employees

The California legislature has wrapped up its annual legislative session, once again sending a number of employment and labor law bills to Governor Newsom’s desk.

Insight
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September 13, 2021

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

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

Insight
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September 9, 2021

White House Announces Vaccine Mandates for Employees of Large Private Employers, Federal Contractors, and Most Healthcare Employers

On September 9, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden released a sweeping new COVID-19 Action Plan, Path Out of the Pandemic.

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September 9, 2021

Proof of Vaccination Will Soon Be Required to Gain Access to Certain Public Settings in Ontario, Canada

Starting September 22, 2021, people in Ontario will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status and photo ID to access various businesses and settings.

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September 9, 2021

U.S. House Poised to Add Civil Penalties to National Labor Relations Act

With supporters of the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act unable to advance the legislation under the regular rules of the Senate, they are now attempting to move pieces of the legislation by way of special rules relating to the federal budget.

Littler Report
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September 8, 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).

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September 8, 2021

New York Designates COVID-19 as a Highly Contagious Communicable Disease, Triggering NY HERO Act Obligations

On September 6, 2021, the New York State commissioner of health designated COVID-19 as a highly contagious communicable disease, thereby triggering certain requirements under the New York Health and Essential Rights (HERO) Act.

Insight
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September 7, 2021

Another Privacy Headache for California: Court of Appeal Ruling Will Slow Down Criminal Background Checks Throughout California

Companies that hire employees and engage independent contractors in California should brace for a significant slowdown in background checks that include criminal record searches in California state courts.

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September 7, 2021

New York District Court Ruling May Provide Relief to Some Companies Facing Claims Over the Accessibility of Their Websites

A recent trial court decision offers some encouragement for certain businesses facing the ongoing wave of litigation in which plaintiffs are asserting website accessibility claims under Title III of the ADA.

WPI Report
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September 6, 2021

WPI Labor Day Report 2021

Over a year and a half since the pandemic first started to take its toll on the health and welfare of individuals and the economy, the country is still reeling and struggling to recover.

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