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July 15, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Stage 3 Reopening Will Begin on July 17, 2020

Following the successful loosening of public health measures in Stage 1 and Stage 2 of Ontario’s reopening framework, beginning on Friday, July 17, 2020, Ontario will take a regional approach to entering Stage 3.

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July 14, 2020

Canadian-U.S. Border Closure Extended to August 21, 2020

Senior Canadian government officials have confirmed that Canada and the United States have agreed to extend the Canada-U.S. border closure until at least August 21, 2020.

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July 14, 2020

Bar on Online-Only Nonimmigrant Students Faces Court Scrutiny

Universities and states across the country have filed multiple lawsuits seeking to invalidate and enjoin implementation of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s new policy on online learning alternatives for nonimmigrant university students.

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July 14, 2020

Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador Court Holds Employers Must Conduct Individualized Assessments of Whether Medical Cannabis Users Can Safely Perform Their Jobs Without Undue Hardship

The Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador recently overturned the decision of the province’s Supreme Court, which addressed an employer’s obligation to accommodate medical cannabis use for workers in safety-sensitive positions.

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July 13, 2020

Long-Awaited Guidance on Illinois Department of Human Rights Employer Reporting Requirement Released

The Illinois Department of Human Rights has released guidance on new reporting requirements under the amended Illinois Human Rights Act.

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July 13, 2020

No Mask, No Service: Michigan Expands Face Covering Requirements

Michigan Governor Whitmer has issued an Executive Order requiring individuals to wear face masks covering their nose and mouth, and businesses to refuse to provide service to customers without face coverings.

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July 10, 2020

Sacramento, California’s Worker Protection, Health, and Safety Act Adds to the Ever-Growing Patchwork of COVID-19-Related Workplace Mandates

The Sacramento City Council has enacted the Sacramento Worker Protection, Health, and Safety Act. This ordinance, which becomes operative on July 15 and sunsets on December 31, 2020, addresses various workplace concerns in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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July 10, 2020

High Court Declines to Resolve Circuit Split on Whether Prior Salary is “A Factor Other Than Sex” that Can Justify a Pay Disparity Under the Federal Equal Pay Act

On July 2, 2020, the Supreme Court declined to review the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Rizo v. Yovino. The question for review whether prior salary is a “factor other than sex” that can justify a pay disparity under the federal Equal Pay Act.

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July 10, 2020

Navigating Limitations for Employer’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Despite best intentions, employers may be unknowingly setting themselves up for future lawsuits by improperly broadening diversity and inclusion initiatives.

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July 9, 2020

COVID-19: APAC at a Glance

The coronavirus pandemic has affected workplaces across the globe. Governments are scrambling to adopt measures to help stem the spread of the virus, while recognizing an employer’s need to stay in business.

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