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July 28, 2020

Georgia Department of Labor Revises Employers’ Obligations for Filing Partial Unemployment Claims

On July 17, 2020, the Georgia Department of Labor issued updated emergency Rules concerning unemployment benefits in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 28, 2020

Senate Republicans Unveil Latest COVID-19 Response Legislation

On July 27, 2020, Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate unveiled its latest legislative response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act.

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July 27, 2020

NLRB’s Final Election Protection Rule Takes Effect July 31

As the National Labor Relations Board moves toward resuming manual elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board’s Final Election Protection Rule will take effect on July 31, 2020.

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July 27, 2020

México: Fortalecimiento del Sistema de Pensiones

El 22 de julio de 2020 el gobierno federal a través de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP) anunció el programa de “Fortalecimiento del Sistema de Pensiones."

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July 27, 2020

Strengthening Mexico’s Retirement Pension System

On July 22, 2020, Mexico’s federal government announced through the Ministry of Finance the "Strengthening the Retirement Pension System."

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July 24, 2020

Massachusetts Issues Stronger Travel Restrictions

Massachusetts has issued strict new travel restrictions, including quarantine requirements, unless the person is coming from a “lower-risk state,” has proof of a negative COVID-19 test, or meets certain narrow exemptions.

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July 24, 2020

Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Constitutionality of Challenged Provisions of Federal Genetic Non-discrimination Act

On July 10, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a split decision (5-4) holding that specific sections of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act were constitutional because they were within the jurisdiction of Parliament over criminal law.

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July 23, 2020

Colorado Enacts Public Health Emergency Whistleblower (PHEW) Law Protecting COVID-19 Workplace COPs

At a time when employers are struggling to stay current with ever-changing COVID-19 laws and public health orders, Colorado has enacted a new Public Health Emergency Whistleblower (PHEW) law.

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July 23, 2020

Philadelphia Enacts Anti-Retaliation Ordinance for COVID-19 Workplace Complaints

On June 26, 2020, Philadelphia became the first city in the United States to enact legislation specifically protecting workers who make complaints about workplace safety due to COVID-19.

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July 23, 2020

New Pennsylvania COVID-19 Grant Program Helps Employers Provide Hazard Pay to Employees in Life-Sustaining Occupations

On July 16, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced the COVID-19 PA Hazard Pay Grant Program—a $50 million grant aimed to help employers provide hazard pay to front-line employees working in sectors that are vital to the state during the pandemic.

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