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By Dena B. Calo and Anamika Roy

Last month, the Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Jim Kenney passed a large economic recovery package aimed at protecting hospitality industry workers by granting them a right of recall if they are laid off due to COVID-19-related economic hardship, or if their employer undergoes an ownership change or foreclosure. Called the Black Workers Matter Recovery Package, the legislation is designed to address racial equity issues in the hospitality industry and is made up of three separate bills:

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By Kevin M. Levy

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a list of sixteen new recommendations for employers in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic at the request of the newly-installed Biden Administration.

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By Jason Tremblay and Alexander Reich

In 2015, Illinois became one of the first states to enact a “ban the box” law, preventing employers from inquiring about criminal histories on employment applications. The “ban the box” law followed a general prohibition in Illinois under the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) on basing any employment decisions on an applicant’s or employee’s arrest history. Now, Illinois is set to go one step further and ban the use of criminal convictions in employment actions, with limited exceptions.

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By Michael P. Cianfichi and Antoinette Theodossakos

A recent decision by a federal court in Florida could invite protracted litigation for large employers who engaged in mass layoffs after the COVID-19 pandemic arrived, if those employers did not provide 60 days’ notice under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and were hoping to rely on certain exceptions to the law’s notice requirements. In this recent case, Benson v. Enterprise Leasing Company of Florida, Case No.