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April 13, 2021

New Mexico’s Healthy Workplaces Act Brings Paid Sick and Safe Time Law to the Land of Enchantment

On April 8, 2021, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law House Bill 20, the Healthy Workplaces Act.

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April 2, 2021

Recreational Marijuana Use Away from Work Now Protected in New York

On March 31, 2021, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act legalizing the recreational use of marijuana products by adults.

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April 1, 2021

West Virginia Enacts COVID-19 Jobs Protection Act

On March 19, 2021, Governor Jim Justice signed legislation enacting a coronavirus liability shield law.

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March 31, 2021

Florida Legislature Imposes High Standard for Claims Against Businesses Based on Damages from COVID-19

Florida Statute 768.38 is intended to protect businesses, governmental entities, schools and other persons and entities from COVID-19 lawsuits if they made a good-faith effort to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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March 26, 2021

Illinois Imposes New Criminal History Check Requirements on Employers

On March 23, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill (SB1480) that amends the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) to, among other things, impose new requirements on employers that perform criminal history checks on their employees.

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March 25, 2021

Form U5 Defamation Claims on the Rise at FINRA: Be Prepared!

Form U5 defamation cases are on the rise, with a reported 24% increase over the filing period from 2019 to 2020. Firms should take certain proactive steps to fully understand their duties, reduce risk, and avoid costly litigation.

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March 23, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act Includes Required COBRA Subsidy

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The law contains various provisions that impact employers, including a new COBRA subsidy.

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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.

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March 2, 2021

California Supreme Court Demands Strict Meal Period Compliance and Prohibits Rounding for Meal Periods

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, the California Supreme Court issued a long-awaited ruling addressing legal standards for meal period violations in Donohue v. AMN Services, LLC.

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March 1, 2021

OSHA Proposes Changes to Align Hazard Communication Standard with GHS Revision 7

On February 16, 2021, the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking to update its Hazard Communication Standard.

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