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November 18, 2021

New Florida Law Governs Employer Vaccine Mandates

On November 15, the Florida Legislature convened for a special session to consider four proposed laws reacting to the recent federal vaccine mandates applicable to various employers throughout the country.

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November 18, 2021

Ring in the New Year with Minimum Wage, Tipped and Exempt Employee Pay Increases

Minimum wage laws can affect businesses of all sizes, whether operating nationwide, in multiple jurisdictions, or only in one state, county, or city.

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November 18, 2021

It’s Wild Wild West (Hollywood): Minimum Wage (to the Max), Paid (and Unpaid) Leave . . . and Service Charges

On November 15, 2021, West Hollywood, California enacted an ordinance that establishes a local minimum wage, requires employers to provide paid and unpaid leave benefits, and governs how businesses advertise and distribute service charges.

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November 18, 2021

Ontario, Canada: Arbitration Award Considers Issues Pertaining to “Vaccinate or Test” Policies

An arbitrator recently considered issues relating to a Vaccinate or Test Policy that provided, among other things, that if employees refuse to test, they will be placed on an unpaid leave of absence for a maximum of six weeks and terminated thereafter.

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November 18, 2021

This Won’t Hurt a Bit: Employee Temperature and Health Screenings – A List of Statewide Orders

Employee health screening steps, including temperature checks, have become common. This post covers measures that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other screening procedures.

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November 17, 2021

NLRB Memo Addresses Bargaining Obligations Over OSHA’s COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

Newly released NLRB Operations Management Memorandum 22-03 concerns bargaining obligations under the Department of Labor’s Emergency Temporary Standard to Protect Workers from Coronavirus.

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November 16, 2021

Ontario, Canada Arbitrator Deems Employer’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Unreasonable

On November 11, 2021, only two days after Arbitrator Von Veh upheld a mandatory vaccination policy in a separate case, Arbitrator Stout struck down such a policy in Electrical Safety Authority and Power Workers’ Union.

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November 16, 2021

NLRB Considers Rulemaking on Virtual Hearings

The NLRB is soliciting public comments regarding potential revision of its rules and regulations to incorporate permanently the optional use of videoconference technology for all aspects and phases of unfair labor practice and representation case hearings

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November 16, 2021

How can the employer prevent exposure to racial hate symbols, like the confederate flag, in the workplace?

One of the most effective tools for combating racism in workplaces is to create clear policies and messaging for employees to understand and regularly revisit throughout their employment.

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November 16, 2021

The Netherlands: Get the tape rolling…

It is becoming increasingly common for employees in the Netherlands to record the smartphone conversations they have with their employers in order to collect evidence, exert some pressure, or for use in court proceedings, including for dismissal.

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