Podcast
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March 17, 2021

Candid COVID Conversations: American Rescue Plan and Other Florida Updates

In this podcast, Kimberly Doud and Nancy Johnson of Littler’s Orlando office discuss COVID-related updates affecting employers in Florida.

Insight
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March 16, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court of Appeal Confirms Corporate Directors May Face Statutory Claims for Unpaid Wages in Wrongful Dismissal Claims

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision reminds corporate directors that an employee may be able to make a claim against them in a wrongful dismissal action for unpaid wages under s. 131 of the Ontario Business Corporations Act.

ASAP
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March 16, 2021

NLRB Rescinds Proposed Rule Clarifying Status of Private University and College Students Working in Connection with their Studies

The NLRB announced that it is withdrawing a proposed rule that would have excluded undergraduate and graduate students at private colleges and universities who perform services in connection with their studies from coverage under the NLRA.

Insight
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March 15, 2021

Illinois Legislature Considers a Bill Designed to Slow the Flood of Biometric Privacy Class Actions

The Illinois General Assembly is currently considering House Bill 559, which seeks to materially revise BIPA’s rigid compliance obligations and limit an individual’s ability to file a class action lawsuit against a non-compliant entity.

ASAP
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March 15, 2021

New York Enacts Paid Vaccination Leave Law

On March 12, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation providing all public and private employees in New York up to four hours of paid leave per vaccine injection to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine.

ASAP
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March 15, 2021

OSHA Releases National Emphasis Program Protecting High-Risk Workers

In response to President Biden’s January 2021 executive order, OSHA released a National Emphasis Program on March 12, 2021, targeting industries where workers are at a high risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.

ASAP
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March 15, 2021

Bill Proposes Sweeping Expansion of Colorado Anti-Discrimination Statute

The Colorado Legislature has formally introduced Senate Bill 21-176, the Protecting Opportunities and Workers’ Rights (POWR) Act, which would impose sweeping changes to Colorado’s anti-discrimination law.

Littler Report
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March 15, 2021

Ontario, Canada: Requirements for Mandatory Policies, Training and Postings

Employers subject to provincial legislation that have employees in Ontario often ask about legislative requirements under various employment statutes, including mandatory policies, training and postings.

ASAP
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March 12, 2021

Department of Labor Announces Non-Enforcement Policy and Intent to Revisit ESG, Proxy Rules

On March 10, 2021, the DOL announced that it will not enforce or otherwise pursue enforcement actions with respect to two recently issued final rules amending the “investment duties” regulation under Title I of ERISA.

ASAP
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March 11, 2021

Court Finds Texas Minimum Wage Law Preempts San Antonio Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On March 10, 2021, the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals upheld a preliminary injunction preventing San Antonio’s amended Sick and Safe Leave Benefits ordinance from taking effect since December 2019.

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