The NYC Council passed a bill amending its Earned Safe and Sick Time Act requiring all private-sector employers to provide their employees with 4 hours of paid COVID-19 leave for each of their children, per injection, retroactive to Nov. 2, 2021.
On November 29 and 30, 2021, two separate federal district courts issued injunctions blocking enforcement of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services interim final rule requiring healthcare worker vaccinations.
A federal court has issued an order granting a preliminary injunction to block the enforcement of the vaccine mandate for federal contractors and subcontractors in all covered contracts in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee.
The Ontario Superior Court recently dismissed union applications for injunctions to restrain two entities from suspending or terminating unvaccinated employees before their mandatory vaccination policies could be challenged in the grievance process.
In mid-November, the UAE Cabinet approved a new Labour Law, Federal Law Number 33 of 2021 (the New Labour Law) which will come into force on 2 February 2022 and repeals Law Number 8 of 1980 (the Old Law), replacing it entirely.