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Whistleblower protections expanded in NY, US to focus on corporate corruption

REGULATORY RADAR - On October 25, 2021, NY Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law Senate Bill S4394A, which amends an existing labor law to enhance protections for private-sector employees who allege retaliation for reporting violations of a law, rule, or regulation.

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Joint effort by 100+ countries to limit methane emissions

REGULATORY RADAR - On November 2, 2021, the United States, the European Union, and partners formally launched the Global Methane Pledge.

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Climate change disclosures: Global regulatory roundup

REGULATORY RADAR - Around the world, increasingly regulators are requiring companies to disclose risks inherent in light of the changing climate. Here’s the latest from the last 30 days.

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EU proposes new rules for deforestation-free products

REGULATORY RADAR - On November 17, 2021, the European Commission proposed a law intended to prevent the import of products linked to deforestation into the EU.

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Colorado sick leave and paid time off rules come into effect

REGULATORY RADAR - On November 10, 2021, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) published three final rules to go into effect on January 1, 2022, including updated wage protection rules for employers with operations in the state.

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Portugal bans employers from contacting employees outside working hours

REGULATORY RADAR - In October 2021, the Portuguese government passed new labor laws effectively prohibiting managers in companies that employ 10 people or more from contacting direct reports after working hours.

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New sustainability standards board aims to consolidate existing ESG reporting frameworks

REGULATORY RADAR - On November 3, 2021, the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation announced the creation of a new standard-setting board, the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).

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California organic waste recycling program goes into effect

REGULATORY RADAR - Starting on January 1, 2022, California’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutants organic waste and food collection regulation becomes enforceable.

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EEOC updates religious objections guidance on COVID-19 vaccine mandates

REGULATORY RADAR - On October 25, 2021, the EEOC posted updated and expanded technical assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing questions about religious objections to employer COVID-19 vaccine requirements.

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EU Taxonomy: Progress and next steps for nuclear and gas activities

REGULATORY RADAR - On January 1, 2022, the European Commission announced that it has begun consultations with sustainable finance experts on a draft text of an act to complement the EU Taxonomy covering certain gas and nuclear activities.

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Recent EPA actions on pollution, environmental justice

REGULATORY RADAR - In the past month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ramped up its agenda on a variety of initiatives covering fuel efficiency, water and air pollution, and environmental justice.

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Canada moves toward mandatory climate disclosures

REGULATORY RADAR - On December 16, 2021, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a plan to require companies to issue climate-related financial disclosures.

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