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August 17, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Awards Employee Longer Reasonable Notice Period Due to Pandemic’s Impact

In a recent wrongful dismissal action, the court awarded the employee one month more than it would have otherwise because of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on his ability to secure new employment and the degree of uncertainty it caused.

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August 5, 2021

West Hollywood, California Adopts Comprehensive Hotel Worker Ordinance with Right to Recall

Over the past few years, cities have started to implement workplace regulation, an area previously reserved to federal and state governments. The hotel industry, which often is one of the primary drivers of a local economy, has been a particular focus.

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July 29, 2021

Connecticut Limits Inquiries into Prospective Employees’ Ages

Governor Lamont recently signed a new law, effective October 1, 2021, which adds to the Fair Employment Practices Act an explicit ban on Connecticut employers inquiring into the ages of prospective employees “on an initial employment application.”

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July 21, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Awards Employee $25,000 in Moral/Aggravated Damages Because Employer Breached Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

On a motion for summary judgment in a wrongful dismissal action, the court awarded $25,000 in moral/aggravated damages because the employer breached the duty of good faith and fair dealing at the time of and following the employee’s dismissal.

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July 19, 2021

New Enforcement Guidance Issued for New York City Fair Chance Act as Key Amendments Take Effect

On July 15, 2021, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued its highly anticipated updated Legal Enforcement Guidance on the Fair Chance Act and Employment Discrimination.

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July 14, 2021

Connecticut Places New Recall and Retention Obligations on Certain Hotels, Lodging Houses, Food Service Contractors, and Building Services Enterprises

On July 13, 2021, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed into law Substitute Senate Bill No. 658, An Act Requiring Employers to Recall Certain Laid-Off Workers in Order of Seniority.

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July 2, 2021

Littler Lightbulb: Colorado Adds New Employment Laws this Session

Colorado’s 2021 legislative session ended on June 12, 2021. This Lightbulb highlights two more recently enacted employment laws.

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June 28, 2021

New York Governor Signs Legislation Establishing Mandatory Staffing Committees for NY Hospitals

On June 22, 2021, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.1168-A / A.108-B) requiring the establishment of clinical staffing committees in general hospitals.

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June 28, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Reduces Reasonable Notice Period Due to the Employee’s Failure to Take Reasonable Steps to Mitigate Damages

In a wrongful dismissal claim in Ontario, it is up to the employer to prove that employees failed to mitigate their damages and that had they taken reasonable steps to do so, they would have likely obtained equivalent or reasonable employment.

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June 28, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Decides Employer’s Liability for Severance Depends on Size of its Global Payroll

A recent decision in Ontario establishes that global employment is factored into the calculation of an employer’s payroll under s. 64 of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA); the calculation is not restricted to employment in Ontario.

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