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The Hong Kong Vaccine Bubble for the Catering Business – At A Glance (Updated on 6 January 2022)

Social distancing rules have been tightened from 7 to 20 January 2022. For catering businesses (excluding bars and pubs which will be closed), with the abolition of Mode A, there will now be only three modes of operation in which they can operate dine-in services, all of which require the customers (except for certain exempted individuals) to use the LeaveHomeSafe (LHS) mobile application before entering the premises.

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Charges Against US Bank Employees May Represent a New Frontier in COVID-Relief Fraud Cases

A virtual discussion on the regulatory aspects of the EO, its potential policy outcomes, and practical impacts on affected businesses. On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a far-reaching executive order (EO) on Promoting Competition in the American Economy that establishes a “whole-of-government effort” aimed at reducing corporate consolidation. The EO calls for federal agencies to undertake 72 separate initiatives across a range of industry sectors, including financial services, technology, transportation and communication services.

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Further Extension of Covid-19 Adjustment to Right to Work Checks

A virtual discussion on the regulatory aspects of the EO, its potential policy outcomes, and practical impacts on affected businesses. On July 9, 2021, President Joe Biden issued a far-reaching executive order (EO) on Promoting Competition in the American Economy that establishes a “whole-of-government effort” aimed at reducing corporate consolidation. The EO calls for federal agencies to undertake 72 separate initiatives across a range of industry sectors, including financial services, technology, transportation and communication services.

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COVID-19: Employer Guidance on Vaccines

Many countries have started to roll out vaccines against COVID-19. While a vaccination program is viewed by many as the long-awaited route out of the pandemic, this presents challenges for employers—including whether they can require employees to be vaccinated. In this publication, we provide at-a-glance guidance to the key issues for employers to consider in Brazil, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the UK and the United States, followed by more detailed Q&As for each of these jurisdictions.

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