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March 9, 2022

Alberta, Canada: Arbitrator Decides COVID-19 Pandemic is Cataclysmic Event that Did Not Trigger Entitlement to Severance Under Layoff Provisions

In United Utility Workers’ Association of Canada v Dataco Utility Services Ltd., 2022 CanLII 13414, Arbitrator John Moreau, Q.C., dismissed 11 grievances filed on behalf of 11 service technicians who were suspended indefinitely due to COVID-19.

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March 8, 2022

What should an employer do to address a discovered symbol of racial hate in the workplace?

It falls to the employer to “do the right thing” to address the appearance of such symbology in the workplace.

Insight
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March 8, 2022

Ontario, Canada Court Concludes Secondment Agreement Was Not a Fixed-term Employment Agreement

In Nader v. University Health Network, 2022 ONSC 447, the court examined the language of a secondment agreement and concluded that the plaintiff-employee was not a fixed-term employee of the organization to which he was seconded.

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March 3, 2022

California Employers Can Make Reasoned Choices as State Reduces Formal Workplace Masking Requirements

Effective March 1, 2022, there is no longer a hard requirement under the Cal/OSHA statewide Emergency Temporary Standard or any other statewide requirement for employers to require unvaccinated or fully vaccinated persons to mask indoors at work.

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March 3, 2022

Decreasing Prospects for Increasing the Federal Minimum Wage to $15

The centerpiece of the Biden administration’s labor and jobs agenda is an increase in the federal hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Podcast
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March 3, 2022

All Rise… For the Move to Boost Diversity on the U.S. Supreme Court

An in-depth discussion with the Hon. Bernice Bouie Donald about the significance of the momentous nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Insight
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March 2, 2022

Ontario, Canada: Working for Workers Act, 2022 Introduced and Carried at First Reading

On the heels of the passage of the Working for Workers Act, 2021, Ontario introduced Bill 88, Working for Workers Act, 2022 (Bill 88) on February 28, 2022, and carried it at First Reading.

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March 2, 2022

Inflation-Related Wage Changes Require Employers to Keep Their CP-Eye on the Prize

In parts of the country, by law wages are heading in only one direction—up—as many local minimum wage statutes adjust their rates to changes in the consumer price index (CPI).

Insight
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March 1, 2022

The Ukraine Conflict & Related Sanctions: What Is the Impact on Global Workforces?

The Russian military’s recent invasion of Ukraine, and the related sanctions against Russia have many companies asking: how does this chaos impact our workforces in those countries?

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March 1, 2022

Ontario, Canada Moves to Roadmap Exit Step, as Amended

On February 25, 2022, Ontario filed Regulation 99/22 and Regulation 100/22, which provide that, effective March 1, 2022, all of Ontario will move to the Roadmap Exit Step, as amended.

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