ASAP
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March 17, 2022

OSHA Announces Highly Focused Healthcare Facility Inspection Plan

OSHA recently announced it will proceed with a highly focused, short-term initiative directed at various healthcare facilities that provide care to or handle COVID-19 patients.

ASAP
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March 17, 2022

California Fair Employment & Housing Council Proposes Sweeping Regulation of Automated Decision-making and Artificial Intelligence in Employment

Draft regulations would dramatically expand the liability exposure and obligations of employers and third-party vendors in California that use, sell, or administer employment-screening tools or services that use AI in decision-making.

ASAP
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March 16, 2022

Ontario, Canada Court of Appeal Upholds 26-Month Reasonable Notice Period Due to Exceptional Circumstances

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently dismissed the employer’s appeal of a lower court decision in which the trial judge held “exceptional circumstances” existed to justify making an award that exceeded the 24-month “high end” amount of reasonable notice.

ASAP
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March 15, 2022

Federal Court Decision Protects Independent Contractor Status

On March 14, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas delivered a victory for businesses that utilize independent contractors, and for independent contractors themselves.

ASAP
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March 15, 2022

DOL Issues Guidance on Use of Cryptocurrency in 401(k) Plans

On March 10, 2022, the Department of Labor issued guidance on the use of cryptocurrency in plans governed by ERISA.

Insight
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March 15, 2022

The Ukraine/Russia Conflict & Related Sanctions: 7 Pressing Questions Employers Are Asking

The war in Ukraine has persisted and Western countries have continued to ramp up sanctions against Russia. Employers with workforces in these countries have raised many employment law questions – some of them unprecedented.

Podcast
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March 15, 2022

Conversations with Women: Perspectives from Littler Alumnae

In this episode of our Women’s History Month podcast series, Jacqueline Polito talks with two special Littler alumnae about the importance of elevating – and being elevated by – their female colleagues every day in the workplace.

Dear Littler
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March 14, 2022

Dear Littler: How do we handle “mask shaming” when we return to work?

I want our employees and our clients to feel safe and confident about their face-to-face dealings with one another, but I am concerned about escalating tensions around the issue of masking during this next phase of the pandemic.

Insight
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March 14, 2022

Implementation of the European Directive on Whistleblowing in France: Extending the Whistleblower Qualification and Strengthening its Protection

The French Parliament recently adopted two bills to implement European directive n 2019/1937, which creates protections for whistleblowers.

Insight
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March 14, 2022

Mandatory Employee Vaccines – Coming to A State Near You?

This post provides basic information on employee vaccination mandates issued at the federal and statewide levels. State laws curtailing private employer vaccination programs are also noted.

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