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June 17, 2021

Texas Enacts New COVID-19 Liability Protection Law

On June 14, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Pandemic Liability Protection Act, which provides liability protections for health care providers, businesses, non-profits, religious institutions and schools that follow certain safety protocols.

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June 17, 2021

Colorado Supreme Court Finds Policies Requiring Forfeiture of Earned Vacation Unlawful

On June 14, 2021, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Nieto v. Clark’s Market, holding that company policies that provide for the forfeiture of earned vacation pay are unenforceable under Colorado law.

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June 17, 2021

Allied Behavior: Perceptions about Race (Juneteenth Edition)

A discussion about Juneteenth, the factors shaping our perceptions about race, and how to foster meaningful interactions in the workplace.

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June 16, 2021

The History and Importance of Juneteenth

A discussion about the trail to Juneteenth, its importance and how various acts impacted slavery in the U.S.

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June 16, 2021

Marin County, California Requires Small Employers to Provide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

Marin County, California has enacted an urgency ordinance that requires employers in the County’s unincorporated areas with 25 or fewer employees to provide supplemental paid sick leave for certain COVID-19-related reasons through Sept. 30.

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June 16, 2021

Labor and Employment Rulemaking Prominent in President Biden’s First Regulatory Agenda

On June 11, 2021, the federal government released its unified federal regulatory agenda for spring 2021, which outlines regulatory and deregulation actions agencies expect to take in the coming months.

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June 16, 2021

Canada Introduces New Federal Holiday Commencing September 30, 2021: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On June 3, 2021, the federal government’s Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent.

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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 15, 2021

Tips for Employers Confronting Racially Offensive Symbols in the Workplace

A discussion of how employers can prepare for and respond when potentially offensive symbols appear in their workplace.

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June 15, 2021

Exercise Caution With COVID-19 Vaccine Incentives to Avoid Running Afoul of Gambling Laws

Since the EEOC released its updated COVID-19 guidance greenlighting vaccine incentives, many employers seized the opportunity to offer incentives to employees to both get vaccinated and voluntarily provide proof of vaccination.

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