Littler Report
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October 22, 2021

COVID-19: EMEA Lockdown Restrictions

We have created a high-level guide that gives an “at a glance” snapshot of the severity of lockdown restrictions in 28 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

ASAP
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October 22, 2021

Canada: Updated Guidance on How Employers Should Fill Out Records of Employment During COVID-19 Pandemic

On October 15, 2021, Employment and Social Development Canada updated its website with information for employers, to provide updated guidance regarding how employers should fill out Records of Employment.

Insight
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October 21, 2021

Oregon Federal Court Joins Other Jurisdictions in Denying Challenge to Government-Issued Vaccine Mandate

On October 18, 2021, an Oregon federal district court denied a request for a temporary restraining order to prevent the Oregon Health Authority’s recent Vaccine Orders from taking effect.

ASAP
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October 21, 2021

New York’s General Contractors are Jointly Liable for Construction Worker Wages

Last month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation, S.2766C/A.3350A, that automatically makes general contractors jointly and severally liable for wages, benefits, or wage supplements owed by subcontractors to construction workers.

ASAP
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October 21, 2021

Ontario, Canada Makes Available Enhanced Digital Vaccine Certificate with QR Code and Verify Ontario App

Since September 22, 2021, patrons of restaurants and other specified businesses and organizations in Ontario have been required to provide proof of full vaccination status and identification at the entry point of applicable premises.

ASAP
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October 21, 2021

Germany: 3 practical tips for introducing a vaccination bonus in your company

Companies are dependent on as many of their employees as possible being vaccinated against the coronavirus. Monetary incentives involve some legal pitfalls in Germany. A vaccination quorum offers companies a way out.

ASAP
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October 15, 2021

South Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Governor’s Early Termination of Federal Unemployment Benefits

In a recent opinion, the South Carolina Supreme Court unanimously agreed with the lower court’s dismissal of a lawsuit brought by four individuals to challenge Governor Henry McMaster’s decision to end federal unemployment programs early.

ASAP
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October 15, 2021

Are reservations in Dutch employment contracts a good idea?

Employers in the Netherlands are sometimes keen to include a reservation when they form an employment contract.

ASAP
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October 14, 2021

Douglas County, Colorado Enacts Public Health Order That Conflicts With Colorado, CDC and OSHA Guidance on COVID-19 Quarantine Protocols

On October 8, 2021, the Douglas County Health Department—which recently separated from the Tri-County Health Department that covered Douglas, Adams and Arapahoe Counties—issued a public health order relating to COVID-19 mitigation protocols.

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