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.
The Irish government has recently announced plans to give employees the right to statutory sick pay (SSP) for the first time. Up to this point, employers have had full discretion to decide whether or not to provide sick pay.
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.
On June 14, 2021, the Colorado Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Nieto v. Clark’s Market, holding that company policies that provide for the forfeiture of earned vacation pay are unenforceable under Colorado law.
Marin County, California has enacted an urgency ordinance that requires employers in the County’s unincorporated areas with 25 or fewer employees to provide supplemental paid sick leave for certain COVID-19-related reasons through Sept. 30.
On June 3, 2021, the federal government’s Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) received Royal Assent.