On February 23, 2022, the German Federal Cabinet approved the draft legislation by Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil to raise the minimum wage, thus giving the green light to a key election promise of the Social Democratic Party.
On February 18, 2022, Ontario’s Your guide to the Employment Standards Act was updated to include two new chapters that provide guidance on recent amendments to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (ESA).
On February 2, 2022, Mississippi became the latest state to create a medical marijuana law. The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act (MMCA) became effective immediately upon Governor Tate Reeves’s signature.
The NY Department of Health has issued a press release stating that the booster requirement that was to apply to all healthcare workers eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot will not be enforced on February 21, 2022 as originally announced.
Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi has issued three news executive orders revising travelers’ declaration requirements, relaxing COVID-19 restrictions and providing for additional vaccine booster mandates for certain employees.