Podcast
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August 24, 2020

Jury Trials – Part 1 – Jury De-Selection During and Post-COVID

A podcast about how jurors have changed in this COVID era, and what trial attorneys should consider when selecting juries during, and after, COVID.

ASAP
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August 21, 2020

Canada: Federal Government Announces Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) Extension, Changes to Employment Insurance Program, and New Income Support Benefits

To help Canadians through the next phase of recovery, on August 20, 2020, Canada’s federal government announced that it would transition those receiving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit to a more flexible and generous Employment Insurance program.

Insight
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August 20, 2020

Sonoma County, California Enacts Emergency Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

On August 18, 2020, Sonoma County joined the list of California cities and counties that have enacted emergency paid sick leave ordinances.

Insight
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August 20, 2020

Protecting the Employer’s Internal Personnel Information After the Boeing Co.

Employees have a broad legal right to communicate with one another about wages, benefits, and other employment terms. To effectuate this broad right, the NLRB has required employers to exclude such information from their confidentiality policies.

ASAP
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August 20, 2020

Form I-9 Verification Due to EAD Production Delays

Due to extensive delays in the production and issuance of Employment Authorization Documents, the USCIS announced that employees may temporarily use Form I-797 Approval Notices to establish employment authorization.

Insight
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August 20, 2020

Ontario, Canada Court of Appeal Confirms Past Experience with Vendor in Asset Purchase Transaction a Factor in Calculating Reasonable Notice

A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal indicates that an employee’s past service with a vendor may be a factor in the reasonable notice calculation when a successor employer terminates employment.

Insight
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August 18, 2020

Some Hospitality Employers in Nevada Must Establish Virus-Combating Protocols, Including Cleaning, Testing, and Paid Time Off

A new Nevada law not only shields businesses from liability related to COVID-19 under certain circumstances, but also includes a host of significant new measures meant to enhance worker safety for many employers in the hospitality industry.

ASAP
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August 18, 2020

Bill 195 and the End of COVID-19 Declared Emergency Leave in Ontario, Canada: What it Means for Temporary Layoffs and Deemed Leave

On July 24, 2020, Ontario’s new Bill 195, Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, became law.

Insight
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August 14, 2020

British Columbia, Canada: Human Rights Tribunal Dismisses Claim that University Faculty Member’s Comment Constituted Sexual Harassment, Stating Entire Context Must be Considered

In a recent decision, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal held that a comment a faculty member made to a university employee during a business trip did not rise to the level of sexual harassment as defined in the province’s Human Rights Code.

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