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- US: New York employers must provide paid time off for COVID-19 vaccinations
New COVID-19 vaccine paid time off requirement for New York employers New York employers should be aware of a recently enacted New York State law that entitles employees to paid time off from work to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Under this new law, New York employers must grant each employee a suf … Read more »
- The National Minimum Wage and care workers who sleep in: Supreme Court decision
The Supreme Court handed down its decision in the joined cases of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v Rampersad and another (T/A Clifton House Residential Home) which concern an employee’s right to the national minimum wage for periods of time when they are required to remain at hom … Read more »
- Can COVID-19 be considered a superior force (“force majeure”) lawfully limiting an employer’s obligations?
Since the start of pandemic, our courts have rendered a number of decisions regarding the impact of COVID-19 and whether it constitutes superior force (commonly known as “force majeure” ) for the purposes of limiting liability. In particular, we can think of numerous cases in real estate law, whereb … Read more »
- La COVID-19 peut-elle être considérée comme un événement de force majeure limitant les obligations d’un employeur?
Depuis le début de la pandémie, nos tribunaux ont rendu plusieurs décisions concernant l’incidence de la COVID-19 et la question de savoir si elle constitue un événement de force majeure aux fins de la limitation de la responsabilité. On peut notamment penser aux nombreux cas, dans le domaine du dro … Read more »
- US: New COBRA Premium Subsidy in Third COVID Relief Stimulus Act
The latest COVID-relief bill, the American Rescue Plan Act, will allow most current and former employees and their dependents to receive fully subsidized COBRA continuation coverage beginning April 1 and continuing through September 30, 2021—even if they never elected COBRA or dropped coverage. To l … Read more »