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[Canada] Justin Trudeau’s rundown of available COVID-19 benefits [Canada] Justin Trudeau’s rundown of available COVID-19 benefits

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Twitter to signpost Canadians to all the support they can access and even explained the eligibility...
19 Jan 2021

[Washington DC] Noncompete agreements banned [Washington DC] Noncompete agreements banned

Mayor Muriel Bowser has moved Washington, DC one step closer to implementing the broadest ban on noncompetition agreements in the country.
18 Jan 2021

[US] Final rule clarifying independent contractor status [US] Final rule clarifying independent contractor status

On January 6, 2021, the Department of Labor (Department) announced a final rule clarifying the standard for employee versus independent...
08 Jan 2021

[California] Increasing minimum wage amidst a pandemic [California] Increasing minimum wage amidst a pandemic

On January 1 California’s minimum wage rose to $14 an hour. For businesses with 25 or fewer workers, the minimum...
06 Jan 2021

[New Mexico] Minimum wage increases now in effect [New Mexico] Minimum wage increases now in effect

On January 1 a new minimum wage went into effect across New Mexico. Most workers making minimum wage will now...
06 Jan 2021

[Mexico] Lawmakers want inflation-beating minimum wage increase [Mexico] Lawmakers want inflation-beating minimum wage increase

On December 10 Mexico’s Senate approved a proposal to keep minimum wage increases above inflation.
16 Dec 2020