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California publishes user guide and templates for pay data reporting

REGULATORY RADAR - The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has released supporting resources for companies.

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Mask Requirement Fed Workers

U.S. President Biden sets mask requirements for federal workers and travelers

REGULATORY RADAR - On January 20, 2021, President Biden signed an executive order requires issuing science-based guidance to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure.

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UK Disclosure

Climate risk disclosure required in the UK by 2025

REGULATORY RADAR - On November 9, 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the United Kingdom will require certain companies to improve their climate-risk reporting for reporting periods that begin January 2021.

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Climate Change Exec

Climate change executive orders by U.S. President Biden: an overview

REGULATORY RADAR - On his first day in office, U.S. President Biden signed an executive order to rejoin the Paris climate agreement.

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Biden Executive Order

Inclusion and diversity executive orders by U.S. President Biden: an overview

REGULATORY RADAR - On January 20, 2021, U.S. President Biden reversing ban on diversity and implicit bias training for federal contractors and grantees.

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France Discrimination

France bans discrimination based on regional accent

REGULATORY RADAR - On November 27, 2020, the Assemblée Nationale of France adopted a bill that made discrimination based on regional accents an actionable offense.

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Seattle Natural Gas

Seattle bans natural gas in new buildings

REGULATORY RADAR - The approved amendments ban natural gas for space heating in commercial and apartment buildings taller than three stories.

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PR Bullying Law

Puerto Rico publishes guidelines on workplace bullying law

REGULATORY RADAR - The Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources has issued guidelines and a sample protocol to aid employers with compliance with the 2020 law.

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US Dept of Labor ESG Investments

U.S. Department of Labor will not enforce Trump-era ESG investment limitations

REGULATORY RADAR - The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a policy statement stating its intention to revisit rules, including a rule on Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments.

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UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting

UK publishes updated guidance on gender pay gap reporting

REGULATORY RADAR - The U.K. government has published an updated set of guidance for employers on gender pay gap reporting.

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American Rescue Plan Act

Changes to employee benefits in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

REGULATORY RADAR - U.S. President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan.

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VA Consumer Privacy

Virginia passes consumer privacy law

REGULATORY RADAR - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA), which will give consumers certain rights to control how their personal data is used.

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