Michigan returned to full capacity, lifting pandemic gathering restrictions and the state’s face mask orders, as the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration rescinded the existing COVID-19 Emergency Workplace Rules on June 22, 2021.
In its 81st Session, the Nevada Legislature passed and Governor Sisolak signed into law approximately 140 pieces of new legislation. This article highlights key labor and employment laws that will soon take effect, or already are in effect.
On June 17, 2021, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board voted and passed its latest set of proposed revisions to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards Regulation, which took effect per an executive order by Governor Newsom.
On June 14, 2021, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Nieto v. Clark’s Market, holding that company policies that provide for the forfeiture of earned vacation pay are unenforceable under Colorado law.
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.
On May 17, 2021, Governor Kay Ivey signed Alabama’s new medical marijuana law, known as the Darren Wesley ‘Ato’ Hall Compassion Act, making Alabama the 37th state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte recently signed two bills designed to establish the framework for recreational cannabis and to begin to implement voter initiatives regarding the sale, use and possession of recreational marijuana.
On May 11, 2021, Washington State enacted SB 5115, the Health Emergency Labor Standards Act (HELSA), which expands the workers’ compensation framework for infectious and contagious diseases and imposes new notice requirements on employers.