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September 28, 2021

Ontario, Canada Adds Outdoor Areas of Select Business Premises to List of Those Requiring Patrons’ Proof of Vaccination and Eases Capacity Limits

Ontario announced that effective September 25, 2021, capacity limits at certain venues where proof of vaccination is required would be “cautiously” increased.

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September 27, 2021

The Netherlands: Considerations on employers’ use of the CoronaCheck app

Employers that want to rely on the app would do well to draw up a policy covering the measures for providing a safe workplace. If it is necessary to know who has been vaccinated, tested and/or who has recovered, the use of the app likely is justifiable.

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September 27, 2021

The Rest of the Story (for Now): Employer Prevails in FCRA Class Action Alleging “Stand-Alone” Disclosure Violation

As we predicted four years ago, class action lawsuits against employers under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) continue to spike, including class actions targeting background check disclosures.

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September 24, 2021

The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force Publishes its Federal Contractor and Subcontractor Guidance

Pursuant to Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has released Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

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September 24, 2021

Ontario, Canada Human Rights Commission Releases Policy that Provides Guidance on Proof of Vaccination Policies

Ontario’s proof of vaccine requirement for patrons of certain indoor public settings commenced on September 22, 2021.

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September 24, 2021

New York Updates Its Model HERO Act Plan Regarding Face Covering Requirements

On September 23, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor updated its requirements for face coverings contained in its model airborne infectious disease exposure prevention plan.

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September 24, 2021

Ontario, Canada’s Ministry of Health Releases Guidelines on COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Exemptions

On September 14, 2021, Ontario’s Ministry of Health released Version 1.0 of Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination (Guidelines).

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September 22, 2021

Ontario, Canada: Divisional Court Overturns Decision Holding That Workplace Safety and Insurance Act Barred Constructive Dismissal Claim

The Ontario Divisional Court recently reconsidered a decision that held the right to bring a civil action in constructive dismissal against an employer for the same conduct asserted in a workers’ compensation claim is barred by statute.

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September 21, 2021

Puerto Rico Governor Signs Law Raising Minimum Wage to $8.50 Per Hour Starting in 2022

On September 21, 2021, Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed into law an Act that raises the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $8.50.

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September 21, 2021

Cal/OSHA Issues Initial Draft Language for Proposed Permanent COVID-19 Regulations

On September 17, Cal/OSHA released for discussion initial draft text for proposed permanent COVID-19 regulations, which if adopted would be subject to renewal or expiration after two years, and would replace the current Emergency Temporary Standards.

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