On January 1, 2023, the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) will go into effect and California employers will be required to develop a compliance model to address the range of new privacy rights granted to their workforce members under the law.
As the pandemic unfolds, officials are reevaluating their health and safety protocols and adjusting workplace guidance. This post provides links to key reopening orders and/or mitigation measures issued in recent weeks, at the statewide level.
In Teamster’s Local Union 847 v. Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, the arbitrtor denied a union’s grievance over an employer’s policy that required its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to disclose their vaccine status.
In Bunge Hamilton Canada, Hamilton, Ontario v. United Food and Commercial Workers Canada, Local 175 (Bunge), Arbitrator Robert J. Herman dismissed a union grievance challenging the employer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.
Due to high infection rates from the Omicron variant and an increase in hospitalizations, on January 7, 2022, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer announced an order requiring employers to re-activate their COVID-19 Safety Plans.
Through one sentence in a 304-page bill enacted in 2021, SB 21-271 criminalized violations of Colorado’s restrictive-covenant statute, section 8-2-113, C.R.S. Effective March 1, 2022, violations of section 8-2-113 are a Class 2 Misdemeanor.