Insight
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July 30, 2021

UK: Health and Safety Concerns and Queries

This article addresses the health and safety concerns and queries employers in the United Kingdom must consider when making the workplace "COVID-secure."

Littler Report
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July 30, 2021

EMEA: COVID-19 Follow-up Vaccination Guide – Vaccination Incentive

In this Littler Report, colleagues from 28 countries state their views on the elementary legal aspects of introducing and implementing employer incentives in return for a COVID-19 vaccination.

ASAP
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July 30, 2021

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Enacts Another Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On July 29, 2021, Mayor Bill Peduto signed a new Temporary COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, which will become Section 626B of the City of Pittsburgh Code.

ASAP
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July 29, 2021

Department of Labor Withdraws Joint Employer Regulations

On July 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it was formally rescinding regulations issued by the prior administration defining “joint employer” status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

ASAP
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July 29, 2021

Oregon Issues Temporary Rule Expanding the Scope of its Paid Sick Leave Law During a Public Health Emergency

On July 22, 2021, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued a temporary rule that expands the reasons employees can use leave under Oregon’s paid sick and safe leave law during a public health emergency.

ASAP
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July 29, 2021

Rollback: California Follows CDC Guidelines and Recommends Masking in Public Indoor Settings

On July 28, 2021, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued new guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant.

ASAP
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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.”

ASAP
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July 29, 2021

You Put Your Mask Order On, You Take Your Mask Order Off: What the St. Louis Face Covering Orders Are All About

St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis issued similar face covering orders, effective July 26, 2021. They require individuals, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, to wear a face covering when in “indoor and enclosed public buildings and spaces."

ASAP
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July 28, 2021

Texas Adopts Expanded Protections for Employees Asserting Sexual Harassment Claims

Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed two new bills that significantly expand the protections for employees who assert claims of sexual harassment under the Texas Labor Code.

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