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June 24, 2021

Total Recall? Key Takeaways on the Nevada Hospitality and Travel Workers Right to Return Act

Governor Sisolak recently signed into law Senate Bill 386, which is Nevada’s version of the trending “return to work” or “right to recall” laws being passed in other jurisdictions throughout the country in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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June 21, 2021

Pandemic-Born Rules: Nevada’s Newest Employment Laws

In its 81st Session, the Nevada Legislature passed and Governor Sisolak signed into law approximately 140 pieces of new legislation. This article highlights key labor and employment laws that will soon take effect, or already are in effect.

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June 16, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Decides Employees Laid Off During COVID-19 May Not Claim Constructive Dismissal at Common Law

Just six weeks after holding that Ontario Regulation 228/20 under the ESA did not remove an employee’s common law right to claim constructive dismissal arising from a layoff during the pandemic, the Ontario SJC came to the opposite conclusion.

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June 9, 2021

British Columbia, Canada Court Deducts CERB From Employee’s Damages for Wrongful Dismissal

To date, few decisions in Canada have considered whether the amount of the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) employees receive after their job termination should be deducted from their damages in lieu of common law reasonable notice.

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June 4, 2021

11th Circuit Finds Employee Conduct May Lead to Termination Even Where the Conduct is the Result of Mental Illness

On May 27, 2021, in Todd v. Fayette County School District, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the propriety of a school district’s decision to end a mentally ill teacher’s employment.

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May 25, 2021

Montana Legalizes Marijuana for Recreational Use and Will Protect Lawful Off-Work Use

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte recently signed two bills designed to establish the framework for recreational cannabis and to begin to implement voter initiatives regarding the sale, use and possession of recreational marijuana.

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May 17, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Reminds Employers it is Important to Adhere to Their Contracts’ Termination Provisions

A recent Ontario court ordered an employer to pay damages for reasonable notice at common law when it decided the employer repudiated its employment agreement for failing to comply with one of its termination provisions.

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May 14, 2021

Montana Makes Significant Changes to State Employment Laws

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte recently signed three bills that make significant changes to Montana’s Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act, Human Rights Act, and Wage Protection Act.

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May 13, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Finds Employee Repudiated Her Employment Contract When She Refused to Work Unless New Conditions Were Met

In Anderson v Total Instant Lawns Ltd, 2021 ONSC 2933 (Total Instant Lawns), an employee claimed her job was terminated and sought damages for wrongful dismissal.

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May 10, 2021

New Arizona Law Eases Restrictions for Obtaining Occupational Licenses for Those With Criminal Histories

Arizona recently enacted a law amending Arizona Revised Statutes Section 13-905 to allow persons convicted of certain criminal offenses the opportunity to set aside a prior conviction and seek a Certificate of Second Chance.

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