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June 30, 2022

On your mark! Get set! Vacation! FAQs on German Vacation Law (Part 1)

In the midst of the vacation season, many employers in Germany are prompted to address old and new questions surrounding the issue of vacation.

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June 30, 2022

UK to Shift Away From GDPR: Government Consultation Confirms Plans to Change UK Data Privacy Regime

The UK government is proposing to amend its data privacy regime to make it easier for employers to comply with its requirements.

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June 28, 2022

Down But Not Out: U.S. District Court Denies Preliminary Injunction Against Florida “Stop-WOKE” Law

On June 27, 2022, a Florida district court denied a request to enjoin the provisions of Florida HB 7, the so-called “Stop-WOKE” law, which dramatically limit what and how employers can communicate to employees in workplace DEI training.

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June 27, 2022

An Enchanting Look at New Mexico’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Final Regulations and Other Guidance

On June 21, 2022, New Mexico’s Department of Workforce Solutions published final regulations implementing the Healthy Workplaces Act, which will take effect throughout most parts of the “Land of Enchantment” on July 1, 2022.

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June 27, 2022

Ontario, Canada: Arbitrator Decides Employer Discriminated on Basis of Creed in Denying Request for Vaccine Policy Exemption

In a recent decision an arbitrator found that the grievor was discriminated against on the basis of creed under the Ontario Human Rights Code when her employer denied her request for an exemption from its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

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June 23, 2022

July is the New January – New State Laws Do Not Take the Summer Off

It used to be that employers had the luxury of waiting until January 1 to be vigilant for new employment laws and compliance challenges. For the past several years, we have reported on employment and labor laws taking effect mid-year.

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June 22, 2022

Fifth Circuit Rules that COVID-19 Pandemic Did Not Trigger the “Natural Disaster” Exception to WARN Notice Requirements

In the first such decision from a federal appellate court, the Fifth Circuit has ruled the COVID-19 pandemic is not a “natural disaster” that exempts employers from providing advance notice of mass layoffs and plant closures under the WARN Act.

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June 21, 2022

Hot off the Press: New Labor Reform Bill for Puerto Rico

On June 20, 2022, Governor Pedro Pierluisi signed into law Act No. 41-2022, instituting drastic changes to labor and employment laws in Puerto Rico and extending employment rights for employees in the private sector.

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June 21, 2022

Ontario, Canada Court Applies the Rule in Waksdale and Provides Insight on Calculating Reasonable Notice Damages

A recent wrongful dismissal opinion from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice weighed the impact of the pandemic and alleged failure to mitigate when deciding how much reasonable notice damages were owed the plaintiff.

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June 17, 2022

Supreme Court Permits Arbitration of Individual PAGA Claims

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana will dramatically impact employers’ rights to enforce arbitration agreements related to claims under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

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