In response to the government’s relaxation on Covid-19 restrictions, the UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office, has published guidance for employers on their data protection obligations.
On April 22, 2022, Ontario announced that it is maintaining the existing provincial masking requirements in select higher-risk indoor settings, as well as other current directives, until June 11, 2022.
Since late fall 2021, we have seen a steady flow of arbitration awards emerge in Ontario and British Columbia that consider issues relating to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies in the unionized workplace.
Five individuals, including a consultant who provides diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) training to employers, have filed a lawsuit seeking a preliminary injunction against Florida’s “Stop WOKE” Act.
On April 22, 2022, Florida enacted so-called “anti-woke” legislation, amending the Florida Civil Rights Act and potentially limiting the ability of employers to include discussions of “implicit bias” or systemic racism in workplace training.