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DC announces end to indoor mask mandate

USA - November 18 2021 DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that on November 22, 2021, the District’s indoor mask mandate - one of, if not the most restrictive mask mandate -…

EEOC prepares to tackle Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic bias

USA - November 15 2021 On October 28, 2021, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) Chair Charlotte A. Burrows announced that the agency is launching an initiative…

Reminder: Illinois restrictive covenant law takes effect on January 1, 2022

USA - November 15 2021 As we previously reported, a new amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (820 ILCS § 90) regarding the use of non-competition and…

New York State enacts phone, email, and internet monitoring notice law for private employers

USA - November 9 2021 New York Governor Kathy Hocul has signed into law a bill that will require employers to provide notice to employees of electronic monitoring of…

New federal vaccine rule: Wage and hour implications

USA - November 4 2021 The new federal rule requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate that their workers be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing takes…

Designation of covid-19 under New York HERO Act extended once again

USA - November 1 2021 On October 31, 2021, the New York State Commissioner of Health continued the designation of COVID-19 as a “highly contagious communicable disease”…

New York Department of Labor issues guidance on cannabis and the workplace

USA - October 27 2021 The New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) has issued FAQ guidance addressing common questions regarding recreational cannabis use by employees…

Do we have to pay for that? Part 1—Covid-19 vaccination, Testing, and Screening activities

USA - October 18 2021 In this blog series, we’ll look at a variety of activities and discuss whether an employer has to pay its non-exempt (i.e., overtime-eligible)…

Texas Governor issues Executive Order aimed at prohibiting vaccine mandates for Private Employers

USA - October 12 2021 Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order (GA-40) prohibiting the enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Texas against employees…

New York State issues updated guidance on HERO Act

USA - October 7 2021 On September 30, 2021, the New York State Department of Labor (“NYSDOL”) released an updated set of Frequently Asked Questions on the HERO Act. As we…