Spain Ends Indoor Mask Rule

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The Spanish Cabinet approved the end of the mandatory use of face masks in most indoor spaces, subject to some conditions and exceptions on Tuesday. Carolina Darias, the Spanish Health Minister, said that masks are no longer mandatory in workplaces …

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NY Courts To Terminate Unvaccinated Workers In April

New York state court to fire 156 unvaccinated workers by April. According to letters obtained by Law360, the New York Office of Court Administration has ordered its employees to follow the vaccination mandate or lose their jobs.  “Should you fail …

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Hong Kong Domestic Helpers who Contracted COVID Left Homeless

Hong Kong support groups have said Wednesday that live-in domestic workers in Hong Kong were left homeless after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and their employers fired them or refused their return to the residence. A  non-government organization Health Education and …

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Apple to Require COVID-19 Booster Shots for Staff

Apple will reportedly require retail and corporate employees to provide proof of a COVID-19 booster shot upon returning to in-person work. Employees that become eligible for a booster shot will be given four weeks to comply, otherwise, they will be …

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U.S. Supreme Court Blocks President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Large Businesses

The United States Supreme Court on Jan. 13 blocked President Joe Biden’s mandate requiring large businesses to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 or masked and tested weekly. In a 6-3 decision, the Court ruled that the Occupational …

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Thailand Raises COVID-19 Alert Level to Four Due to Rising Infections

The Thai Health Ministry Permanent Secretary announced on Thursday that the country raised its COVID-19 alert level from three to four due to rising infections driven by the spread of the Omicron variant. “Thailand has entered a new wave of …

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Riot Games to Pay $100 Million in Gender Discrimination Case

Leading video game publisher Riot Games agreed to pay $100 million as a settlement to a 2018 class-action gender discrimination lawsuit with California state agencies and over 2,000 current and former female employees. Under the agreement, Riot Games, best known …

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Kyrgyzstan Files Lawsuit Against Canada’s Centerra Gold Over Violating Employees Rights

Legal authorities in Kyrgyzstan have filed a lawsuit against Canada’s Centerra Gold Company as they allege the company is violating the rights of employees at the Kumtor gold mine. Centerra has not commented on the Kyrgyz government’s lawsuit. Kumtor officials …

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Amazon Scrutinized Over Workplace Safety after Tornado Collapses Warehouse

Amazon has faced concerns from the public about its health and safety rules after six warehouse workers were killed during the devastating tornado in Illinois. On Friday evening, catastrophic storms ripped across six US states, killing about 100 people and …

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US Embassy in Ethiopia Allows Staff to Voluntarily Evacuate

As rebel troops in northern Ethiopia move on Addis Abeba, the US Embassy in Addis Abeba has permitted the voluntary departure of select officials and family members. The decision came after the US expressed “grave concern” over the escalation of …

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