Insight
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June 1, 2022

Ontario, Canada: OCA Decides Union Member’s Tort Claim Against Third Party Must be Decided by Court Rather than Arbitrator

The appellate court dismissed an appeal, agreeing with the lower court that a football player’s action for damages against a physician for misdiagnosing his injury should proceed in superior court - and not in arbitration.

Littler Report
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June 1, 2022

COVID-19: EMEA Lockdown Restrictions (May Update)

We have created a high-level guide which gives an “at a glance” snapshot of the severity of lockdown restrictions in 28 countries across EMEA. We have recently updated this guide to be current as of May 2022.

ASAP
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May 31, 2022

OFCCP Identifies 400 Supply & Service Contractor Establishments to be Audited Beginning in June

On May 20, 2022, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published its FY 2022 Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for supply and service contractors.

ASAP
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May 31, 2022

Fifth Circuit Holds Directional Driller is an Independent Contractor Rather than an Employee for FLSA Purposes

On May 11, 2022, the Fifth Circuit issued an opinion giving a big win to energy-sector companies by concluding that a directional driller was an independent contractor rather than an employee covered by the FLSA.

Insight
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May 31, 2022

Menstrual leave in the UK – a period of change?

Spain is proposing a law that would provide paid medical leave for people who suffer from period pain. Will this lead international employers to consider similar policies and, if so, what should they be thinking about?

ASAP
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May 31, 2022

With COVID-19 Numbers on the Rise, Puerto Rico DOH Updates Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

The Puerto Rico Department of Health has issued new Guidelines for Case Investigation and Contact Tracing for COVID-19.

Podcast
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May 31, 2022

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Feeling Foreign Where We Belong

Littler attorneys talk about personal experiences where they were able to overcome feelings of foreignness to achieve personal and professional success.

Insight
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May 31, 2022

Ontario, Canada Appeal Court Decides Non-competition Clause in Employment Agreement Governed by Common Law is Unenforceable

The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed an employer’s appeal of an application judge’s decision that a non-competition clause in an employment agreement governed by the common law was unenforceable because it was ambiguous and overbroad.

ASAP
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May 26, 2022

Illinois Amends One Day Rest in Seven Act, Adding Stricter Penalties and More Stringent Notice Requirements

On May 13, 2022, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law SB3146, amending the provisions of the Illinois One Day Rest in Seven Act (ODRISA), which addresses both day of rest and meal break requirements for employees in the state.

Insight
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May 26, 2022

“One Size Fits All” Data Retention Policies: A Unicorn for International Employers?

Employers often want to have a data retention policy that works for all of their international operations. We look at the challenges with this approach and how to make it work in practice.

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