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Update Regarding Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies
What You Need to Know to Require the Jab
October 14, 2021

As many employers develop and implement mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policies, the legal landscape for federal and private vaccine mandates continues to develop.  Below are a few recent developments in this area for all employers to consider:

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California Law Restricts Use of Chasing Arrows Recycling Symbol on Consumer Products, Packaging
October 12, 2021

California signed into law last week a number of measures intended to address environmental concerns in consumer products and packaging, including a ban on use of the chasing arrows recycling symbol unless the product or packaging meets statewide recyclability criteria.  The law takes effect January 1, 2024.

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District Court Says Supreme Court Ruling on Standing in Class Actions Does Not Apply to Privacy Claims
July 29, 2021

On June 25, 2021, the Supreme Court issued an important decision on Article III standing in class actions that will have a significant impact on the way class actions are certified – and will likely scuttle numerous  settlements that have not yet received final approval.  In TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez (2021) 141 S.Ct. 2190, the Supreme Court reversed a Ninth Circuit decision certifying a class of 8,185 individuals as to whom TransUnion had erroneously placed an Office of Foreign Assets Control alert into their credit files – in effect, labeling them as a terrorist, narco-trafficker, or serious criminal — in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”).  Through FCRA, Congress imposed a requirement on credit reporting agencies to make reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of credit reports and created a private right of action which makes “Any person who willfully fails to comply with any [FCRA] requirement … liable to that consumer” for actual damages, statutory damages, punitive damages and attorney’s fees. § 1681n(a).  A jury ultimately awarded the class $60 million in statutory and punitive damages.

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California Federal Court Holds Domino’s Website Violates the ADA, Limits Penalties Under Unruh Act to $4,000
June 30, 2021

A California federal district court has held that the website of Domino’s Pizza violates the ADA, following a long saga that included the Ninth Circuit’s reversal of the district court’s prior dismissal of the case.

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Employee COVID Vaccination Status: You Asked. They Answered. Now What?
June 15, 2021

As employers make plans to modify pandemic-related work-from-home arrangements and require employees to come into the workplace, many have wrestled with “the vaccination status question.” Should employers ask employees whether they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or even require employees to provide proof of vaccination before returning to work (subject to certain accommodation obligations)?

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U.S. Biometric Laws & Pending Legislation Tracker
May 13, 2021

BCLP has been tracking enacted biometric privacy statutes and proposed legislation across the United States. This Alert provides a map highlighting the current status of biometric privacy-related laws and pending legislation. Existing laws have led to a boon of class action litigation for claimed violations of biometric privacy rights. It is therefore imperative that businesses remain informed of their obligations, which are increasingly expanding and arising in new jurisdictions. BCLP continues to monitor as newly proposed legislation proliferates. Please check back here periodically for updates.

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