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June 26, 2020

Rhode Island Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Driver Who Refused Reasonable Grounds Drug Test

The Rhode Island Supreme Court recently affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit alleging a violation of the drug testing statute brought against an employer that terminated an employee for refusing to submit to a reasonable grounds drug test.

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June 25, 2020

Emergency Paid Sick Leave: U.S. Department of Labor Enforcement Efforts On The Rise

While actual enforcement was delayed at first, lately the U.S. Department of Labor has become quite active in prosecuting claims against businesses for alleged FFCRA violations.

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June 25, 2020

San Diego County Climate Changes Again on Mandatory Temperature Checks

San Diego County employers that scrambled to find thermometers to comply with the county’s prior health order (which was then superseded) learned that their efforts were not in vain, as the county revived its temperature check requirement on June 16.

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June 25, 2020

Ontario, Canada: New Guide Helps Employers Plan their COVID-19 Work Safety Plans

On June 16, 2020, Ontario released a Guide to help employers satisfy their responsibilities under Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) to take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances to protect workers from contracting COVID-19.

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June 24, 2020

Ontario, Canada: In Significant Decision, Court of Appeal Analyzes Employment Agreement as a Whole When Evaluating Enforceability of Termination Provisions

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently rendered a decision pertaining to the enforceability of termination provisions in employment contracts, holding that the proper method is to analyze the agreement as a whole rather than on a piecemeal basis.

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June 23, 2020

COVID-19 Lawsuits and Claims Increasing in Courts Nationwide

As the U.S. continues to struggle with the impact of the pandemic on health, safety, and the economy, it is likely that many employers will have yet another issue to face as they attempt to maintain and reopen their businesses: lawsuits.

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June 23, 2020

New Proclamation Formalizes Temporary Ban on Entry for Nonimmigrants Seeking to Enter on H-1B, H-2B, L-1, and J-1 Visas

On June 22, 2020, and citing economic recovery needs and unemployment due to the pandemic, President Trump issued a proclamation outlining expected new temporary restrictions on H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 nonimmigrant worker visas.

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June 22, 2020

Employers in Puerto Rico: Don’t forget to renew your Workers’ Compensation Insurance Policy

As always, employers must prepare to file paperwork to secure workers’ compensation coverage for the upcoming policy year. This year, however, employers should bear in mind that employees who are teleworking must be considered as a different risk.

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June 22, 2020

Venezuela: National and Local Governments Publish New Standards on Biosecurity

The Venezuelan government has extended its State of Alert to July 11, 2020 and published biosecurity standards for businesses that are permitted to reopen. The standards require face coverings, social distancing, disinfection and other protocols for the w

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June 22, 2020

Venezuela: Gobiernos Nacional y Local Publican Nuevas Normas en Bioseguridad

Conforme con el gobierno venezolano, las empresas deben cumplir de forma estricta con las recomendaciones de bioseguridad para permanecer abiertas y brindar sus servicios.

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