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March 8, 2021

$1.9 Trillion COVID Relief Package on Track to Become Law

On March 6, 2021, the U.S. Senate passed its version of President Biden’s “American Rescue Plan” by a vote of 50-49.

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March 8, 2021

California DFEH Ramps Up Enforcement of FEHA’s Protections Against Criminal Record Discrimination

Employers with operations in California should be vigilant about compliance with the protections against criminal record discrimination in the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

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March 3, 2021

Biden Administration Unveils Immigration Reform Bill

Last week, President Biden’s comprehensive immigration reform proposal, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, was introduced in the House and Senate.

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March 3, 2021

Candid COVID Conversations: OSHA Enforcement of COVID-Related Safety Standards

In this podcast, Kimberly Doud and Nancy Johnson of Littler’s Orlando office offer some tips on how to prepare for what is likely to come.

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March 3, 2021

Michigan Issues Updated Guidance on Face Coverings and Gatherings

On March 2, 2021, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an order updating its previous stance on face coverings in most public settings, and on the number of individuals who can attend certain types of gatherings.

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March 3, 2021

Texas Governor Fully Re-Opens Texas

On March 2, 2021, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott issued Executive Order GA-34 regarding the reopening of Texas businesses amid the COVID-19 crisis.

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March 2, 2021

White House Lifts COVID-19 Executive Order that Banned Entry on Certain Permanent Immigrant Visas

On February 24, 2021 President Biden officially lifted restrictions on entry to the United States stemming from former President Trump’s Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020.

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March 2, 2021

Colorado Clarifies the Obligation to Provide Public Health Emergency Leave to New Hires and Part-Time Employees

On February 23, 2021, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment issued revisions to the Wage Protection Rules relating to Colorado employers’ paid sick leave obligations under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.

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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

Ontario, Canada Court Denies Employer’s Request to Remove Allegedly Defamatory Social Media Posts Pending Defamation Trial

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision indicates that it is challenging for employers to obtain an interim injunction requiring an employee to remove allegedly defamatory social media posts pending resolution of an action for defamation.

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