Insight
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November 9, 2021

District of Columbia Adopts Paid Vaccine Leave Requirements

The District of Columbia Council has passed legislation mandating that employers provide paid leave to employees for time spent obtaining and, if needed, recovering from side effects of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Littler Report
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November 9, 2021

COVID-19: APAC Lockdown Restrictions (October Update)

We have created a high-level guide that gives an “at a glance” snapshot of the severity of lockdown restrictions in 15 countries across Asia Pacific (APAC).

ASAP
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November 9, 2021

Illinois Governor Gives Employers Greater Authority to Impose COVID-19 Requirements as a Condition of Employment

On November 8, 2021, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 1169, which amends the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act to clarify that the Act was not intended to apply to COVID-19 requirements.

ASAP
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November 8, 2021

Alabama Joins Pushback on Vaccine Mandates

On November 5, 2021, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law Senate Bill 9 that places new limits on Alabama employers’ ability to terminate the employment of workers who refuse a mandated COVID-19 vaccine.

Insight
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November 8, 2021

Supreme Court of Canada Finds Exclusive Arbitral Jurisdiction in Manitoba Human Rights Disputes

The Supreme Court of Canada recently decided that in Manitoba, human rights disputes arising from the interpretation, application, or alleged violation of a collective agreement fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of a labour arbitrator.

Podcast
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November 5, 2021

Hospitality Employers and the new OSHA ETS

A discussion of the OSHA ETS requirements and how hospitality employers can remain compliant.

Insight
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November 4, 2021

Federal OSHA Issues Long-Awaited “Vaccine or Test” Emergency Regulations

OSHA has issued an Emergency Temporary Standard requiring all employers with at least 100 employees to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing.

Insight
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November 4, 2021

CMS Issues Broad COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements for Healthcare Employers

On November 4, 2021, the Biden administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an interim final rule requiring healthcare worker vaccinations.

Insight
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November 4, 2021

Some States Push Back on Governmental and Private Employer Vaccine Mandates

As the world closes in on the two-year anniversary of the beginning of the pandemic, and in the face of stagnating rates of vaccination, governments and employers anxious to return to “normal” have been increasingly requiring that workers be vaccinated.

ASAP
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November 4, 2021

New York Enacts Changes to New York Paid Family Leave and Paid Vaccine Leave Laws

NY has expanded the definition of “family member” under the New York Paid Family Leave Act to include “siblings,” and updated its guidance regarding paid leave time for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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