Insight
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April 8, 2021

Virginia Enacts New Paid Sick Leave Law for Home Health Workers

On March 31, 2021, Governor Ralph Northam signed into law House Bill 2137, requiring paid sick leave for home health workers.

Insight
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April 8, 2021

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Canada Provides Employers with Roadmap for Responding to Requests for Exemptions from Mask-Wearing Policies

A recent Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario decision provides a roadmap for how employers should determine whether they are required to accommodate employees and customers who seek exemptions from the City of Toronto’s mask-wearing requirement.

Podcast
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April 8, 2021

Candid COVID Conversations: Vaccine Passports, Florida’s Latest Executive Order and Florida’s Liability Shield Law

Kimberly Doud and Nancy Johnson discuss the impact of state actions on employers in Florida and provide tips on what employers can do now in light of these actions.

Insight
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April 8, 2021

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.

Littler Report
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April 6, 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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April 6, 2021

Rising COVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Lead to Ontario, Canada Shutdown

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rising in Ontario at a concerning pace due to the rapid transmission of new variants, on April 1, 2021, the province filed Ontario Regulation 240/21, imposing an “emergency brake” across the province.

ASAP
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April 5, 2021

Businesses in the Sunshine State are Prohibited from Requiring Vaccine Passport from Patrons and Customers

Vaccine passports—standardized credentials showing proof of vaccination—are gaining momentum in some states as a means of returning to normalcy and allowing businesses to open fully to those who prove they have been inoculated against COVID-19.

Insight
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April 5, 2021

Philadelphia Enacts 2021 Public Health Emergency Leave Ordinance

On March 29, 2021, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania enacted Bill # 210122-A, an ordinance immediately requiring covered employers to provide 2021 Public Health Emergency Leave.

ASAP
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April 5, 2021

Disability Benefits Policy Language Warrants Arbitrary and Capricious Standard of Review Despite Enactment of Anti-Discretionary Statute

A federal court in New Jersey recently applied the arbitrary and capricious standard of review for a denial of benefits claim despite the enactment of an anti-discretionary statute in Minnesota, which governed the benefit plan policy.

ASAP
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April 2, 2021

Federal Court Strikes Down Dallas Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has permanently enjoined a controversial Dallas ordinance requiring employers to provide paid sick leave benefits to certain employees.

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