At long last, the European Commission, on June 4, 2021, adopted new Standard Contractual Clauses (“new SCCs”) to permit lawful transfers of personal data from the European Union (EU) to third countries such as the United States.
Following the implementation of mandatory paid leave on January 1, 2020, Nevada has again expanded workers’ leave rights with the enactment of Senate Bill No. 209 (SB 209) and Assembly Bill No. 190 (AB 190).
On June 8, 2021, the Sonoma County, California Board of Supervisors enacted an urgency ordinance that extends and amends – in part retroactively to January 1, 2021 – its emergency paid sick leave (EPSL) ordinance.
Governor DeSantis has signed into law SB 2006, preventing business entities from requiring that patrons or customers provide documentation certifying COVID-19 vaccination or post-infection recovery to enter or obtain service from a business in Florida.
On June 3, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (Standards Board) voted to readopt proposed revisions to the Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA) COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards.
To date, few decisions in Canada have considered whether the amount of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) employees receive after their job termination should be deducted from their damages in lieu of common law reasonable notice.
The pandemic seems not to have slowed down state and local lawmakers. Indeed, over 100 new labor and employment laws and ordinances are scheduled to take effect between July 1, 2021 and November 1, 2021.
On June 3, 2021, in Van Buren v. United States, a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court adopted a restrictive view of the CFAA, making it more difficult for employers to invoke the statute in cases arising from the theft of trade secrets.