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July 22, 2021

Maine Legislative Update: Back to Work Incentives, Ban the Box, Tip Minimum, and Other Developments Affecting Employers

In a special session that ended on July 19, 2021, the Maine legislature enacted several new laws that will significantly impact almost all employers in the Pine Tree state. This article briefly summarizes key measures considered this session.

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June 24, 2021

Alberta Court of Appeal Confirms Complainants Need Not Prove Reasonable Efforts to Self-accommodate to Establish Family Status Discrimination

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently confirmed that the applicable test for establishing family status discrimination in Alberta is the test established in Moore v. British Columbia (Education), which applies to other enumerated grounds of discrimination.

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June 21, 2021

Ontario, Canada Court of Appeal Upholds Jury’s $150,000 Punitive Damage Award Against Employer

In a recent case, the Ontario Court of Appeal upheld a jury’s $150,000 punitive damage award against an employer, where inadequate training and a supervisor's misconduct evidenced a company culture that did not sufficiently stress safety practices.

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June 21, 2021

Pandemic-Born Rules: Nevada’s Newest Employment Laws

In its 81st Session, the Nevada Legislature passed and Governor Sisolak signed into law approximately 140 pieces of new legislation. This article highlights key labor and employment laws that will soon take effect, or already are in effect.

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June 17, 2021

Texas Enacts New COVID-19 Liability Protection Law

On June 14, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Pandemic Liability Protection Act, which provides liability protections for health care providers, businesses, non-profits, religious institutions and schools that follow certain safety protocols.

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March 1, 2021

New Wisconsin Law Provides Immunity from COVID-19 Liability, With Limited Exceptions

On February 25, 2021, Wisconsin enacted a law that gives certain entities broad immunity from civil liability related to COVID-19 unless they acted recklessly or engaged in wanton conduct or intentional misconduct.

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January 13, 2021

Oregon Supreme Court Limits Employers’ Tools for Avoiding Excessive Attorney Fees for Minor Pay Violations

The Oregon Supreme Court recently held that an arbitrator's award of attorney fees, approved by a court, cannot be categorically limited where a defendant’s offer of judgment exceeds plaintiff’s ultimate recovery at trial.

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December 1, 2020

UK: Five Bits of Good News for Employers from the New DSAR Guidance

We’ve seen a big increase in the use of data subject access requests (DSARs) over the last few years in the UK. Recently-updated guidance, on how to deal with these requests in practice, should provide some reassurance to employers.

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October 26, 2020

Ontario, Canada: Human Rights Tribunal Awards Significant Damages to Employee Who Acquiesced to Sexual Relationship with Supervisor

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario made a $170,000 damage award to a vulnerable employee who, after being sexually harassed by her direct supervisor, engaged in unwelcome sexual activity, fearing that if she refused she would lose her job.

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September 30, 2020

Saskatchewan, Canada: Court of Appeal Affirms Moral Damages Award Due to Untruthful Employee Termination

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal affirmed an award of moral damages to a former employee upon finding that the employer had breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing when it was untruthful and misleading during the termination process.

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