As businesses begin to reopen at varying rates and capacities, subject to state and federal containment measures, companies will be faced with the challenge of complying with safety standards while accommodating customers and clients.
Following the successful loosening of public health measures in Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Ontario’s reopening framework, beginning on Friday, July 17, 2020, Ontario will take a regional approach to entering Stage 3.
Universities and states across the country have filed multiple lawsuits seeking to invalidate and enjoin implementation of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s new policy on online learning alternatives for nonimmigrant university students.
The Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador recently overturned the decision of the province’s Supreme Court, which addressed an employer’s obligation to accommodate medical cannabis use for workers in safety-sensitive positions.
Michigan Governor Whitmer has issued an Executive Order requiring individuals to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth, and businesses to refuse to provide service to customers without face coverings.
The Sacramento City Council has enacted the Sacramento Worker Protection, Health, and Safety Act. This ordinance, which becomes operative on July 15 and sunsets on December 31, 2020, addresses various workplace concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On July 2, 2020, the Supreme Court declined to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Rizo v. Yovino. The question for review whether prior salary is a “factor other than sex” that can justify a pay disparity under the federal Equal Pay Act.