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February 22, 2021

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Duty to Exercise Contractual Discretion in Good Faith

The Supreme Court of Canada has issued its decision in Wastech Services Ltd. v. Greater Toronto Sewage and Drainage District, which clarifies a party’s duty to exercise contractual discretion in good faith.

ASAP
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February 19, 2021

The Women’s Advocate Office of Puerto Rico Publishes Guidelines on Lactation Room Standards

On February 11, 2021, the Women’s Advocate Office (WAO) published Guidelines on the Acclimatization of Lactation Rooms (Guidelines), which apply to both public- and private-sector employers.

Podcast
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February 18, 2021

Candid COVID Conversations: Vaccines Part 4 – Talking about the Vaccine in the Workplace

This podcast episode covers employer concerns about employees voicing their vaccine opinions in the workplace and how to handle an anti-vaxxer movement.

Podcast
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February 17, 2021

Diversity of Thought: Does It Need Rethinking?

A discussion of what "Diversity of Thought" encompasses and the issues related to its future in a post-2020 world.

ASAP
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February 16, 2021

Congress Considers New Multiemployer Pension Reform

Congress has added the Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Plan Relief Act of 2021 to the COVID-19 relief bill.

ASAP
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February 16, 2021

Dutch court holds COVID-19 justifies rent reduction. Will the same reasoning apply to salaries?

The District Court of The Hague recently ruled that, because it is an unforeseen circumstance, the coronavirus crisis caused a fundamental imbalance in a lease agreement between a restaurant owner and the lessor. Could this ruling apply to employment law?

ASAP
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February 12, 2021

Emergency Paid Sick Leave Changes in Sonoma County, San Francisco, and the City of Los Angeles

The Sonoma County, California Board of Supervisors recently enacted an urgency ordinance that, effective immediately, expands coverage under its emergency paid sick leave ordinance while clarifying and/or amending leave and notice requirements.

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February 11, 2021

Candid COVID Conversations: Vaccines Part 3 – Unionized Workforces and Residential School Settings

Continuing the discussion on COVID-19 vaccines, focusing on unionized workforces and COVID-19 vaccinations in residential school settings.

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February 10, 2021

Ontario, Canada Moves to Regional Approach for Stay-at-Home Orders

On February 8, 2021, Ontario issued a news release announcing that it would be moving to a regional approach regarding its COVID-19 response.

Insight
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February 10, 2021

PRO Act Would Upend U.S. Labor Laws for Non-Union and Unionized Employers Alike

On February 4, 2021, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act.

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