WPI Report
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April 27, 2021

City “Right To Recall” Laws

Information on cities that have adopted "Right to Recall" Laws or similar ordinances.

Insight
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April 27, 2021

Canada: Peel and Toronto Issue Orders Regarding COVID-19 Expedited Closures

On April 20, 2021, Peel Public Health (Peel) and the City of Toronto Public Health (Toronto) announced they would be issuing Orders directing business closures in certain circumstances.

ASAP
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April 27, 2021

Biden Issues Executive Order to Encourage Worker Organizing and Bargaining

President Biden continues to make good on his campaign promise to be the most labor-friendly president ever. On April 26, 2021, he issued an executive order that seeks to increase union organization and strengthen the hand of organized labor.

ASAP
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April 27, 2021

Ontario, Canada: New Business Requirement Regarding Temporary Mask Removal to Eat or Drink at Work

On April 23, 2021, Ontario filed Regulations 313/21, 314/21 and 315/21 under the Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020.

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April 26, 2021

The Netherlands: Orange zone travel? Red card!

The Sub-District Court in Maastricht upheld the summary dismissal of an employee who travelled to an orange zone destination despite his employer’s COVID-19-related travel restrictions.

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April 26, 2021

Philadelphia Expands Protections for Security, Janitorial, Maintenance, Food and Beverage, Hotel, and Health Care Employees Whose Jobs are Outsourced

A recent amendment to the Philadelphia Protection of Displaced Contract Workers Ordinance significantly expands its scope to impose obligations on a business that decides to outsource work to a service contractor.

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April 24, 2021

Mexico: Subcontracting Reform Has Been Published!

On Friday, April 23, 2021, a decree that reforms labor outsourcing in Mexico was published in the Federation’s Official Gazette.

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April 24, 2021

México: ¡Se publicó la reforma en materia de subcontratación!

El día de hoy se publicó en el Diario Oficial de la Federación el decreto que reforma la Ley Federal del Trabajo en materia de subcontratación laboral.

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April 22, 2021

Chicago City Council Passes Vaccination Time Off Ordinance

On April 21, 2021, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance, effective immediately, prohibiting adverse action against all Chicago workers—including independent contractors—who take time off from work to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

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April 22, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court Reminds Employers that Improperly Drafted Restrictive Covenants are Unenforceable

Ontario’s Superior Court recently denied an employer’s motion for an urgent injunction to restrain its former employee from competing with it contrary to the employee’s purported fiduciary duty and employment agreement’s restrictive covenant.

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