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WPI Report
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September 8, 2020

WPI Labor Day Report 2020

The challenges employees and employers continue to face this Labor Day are enormous and unprecedented. The year’s Labor Day Report focuses on the state of employment in the context of the global pandemic.

Podcast
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September 8, 2020

The State of American Employment in the Midst of the Pandemic

This podcast reviews the most recent employment numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor and previews what to expect in this year’s Labor Day report.

Dear Littler
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September 4, 2020

Dear Littler: What Do We Do If We Cannot Bring Our Employees Back From Furlough?

At the start of the pandemic, our company had to furlough a number of our employees. We thought we’d be able to fully resume operations by the summer. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is still widespread in our area. What do we do now?

Insight
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August 31, 2020

UK: Final Furlough FAQs

As the summer draws to an end, the end of the UK’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (a.k.a. the “furlough scheme”) is also in sight.

Insight
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August 28, 2020

Navigating Natural Disasters During a Pandemic – Key Considerations for Your Workforce

In the midst of raging wildfires in Northern California and the aftermath of hurricanes Laura and Marco in the Gulf states, many employers are wondering how to respond and what happens next.

ASAP
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August 18, 2020

Bill 195 and the End of COVID-19 Declared Emergency Leave in Ontario, Canada: What it Means for Temporary Layoffs and Deemed Leave

On July 24, 2020, Ontario’s new Bill 195, Reopening Ontario (A Flexible Response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, became law.

ASAP
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August 11, 2020

San Francisco Releases “Back to Work” Layoff Notice and Related Guidance

On August 7, 2020, the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) formally issued its guidance on the Temporary Right to Reemployment Following Layoff Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Ordinance.

Insight
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July 7, 2020

New San Francisco Emergency Ordinance Requires Layoff Notices, Reemployment Rights and Reasonable Accommodation for Eligible Workers

San Francisco has enacted an emergency ordinance that requires certain employers to provide written notice when layoffs occur, grants reemployment rights, and prohibits discrimination against employees who experience a family care hardship.

ASAP
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June 23, 2020

COVID-19 Lawsuits and Claims Increasing in Courts Nationwide

As the U.S. continues to struggle with the impact of the pandemic on health, safety, and the economy, it is likely that many employers will have yet another issue to face as they attempt to maintain and reopen their businesses: lawsuits.

Insight
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June 17, 2020

Canada: COVID-19 and Relief from Mass Termination Rules

Canadian businesses have suffered severe financial distress due to COVID-19. Many employers have been forced to lay off their employees hoping they would only be required to do so temporarily.

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