NOTICE: Bills Signed by Gov. Edwards  Governor John Bel Edwards

Key Legal Considerations For Diversity Initiatives: Part 1  Law360

Employee Housing Law Lands Santa Maria in Hot Water with HUD  Noozhawk

New Law Prohibits Florida Businesses From Requiring Vaccine Passport From Patrons And Customers – Employment and HR – United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Employment Authority: Wage Gap Tips & New Overtime Rule  Law360

Quest Diagnostics Escapes Amazon Temp Worker’s Pot Suit  Law360

Employment — Hostile work environment – Michigan Lawyers Weekly  Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Employment — Constructive discharge – Michigan Lawyers Weekly  Michigan Lawyers Weekly

Alyse Stanley / Gizmodo: Some attendees of Bitcoin 2021 conference in Miami, which had no mask or proof of vaccine requirements for its 12K guests, say they tested positive for COVID-19  —  The event had no face mask or proof of vaccine requirements for its roughly 12,000 attendees

Andrew Asmakov / Decrypt: Ledger, best known for its Nano series of cryptocurrency hardware wallets, raises $380M Series C at a valuation of $1.5B  —  Ledger has completed a $380 million Series C investment round, placing the company’s implied valuation at more than $1.5 billion.  —  In brief

Paid Leave And Coronavirus — Part 28: Massachusetts Governor Signs Law Providing COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch: Airbase, which makes corporate spending management software, raises $60M Series B led by Menlo Ventures at a $600M post-money valuation  —  This morning Airbase, a corporate spend startup, announced that it has closed a $60 million Series B led by Menlo Ventures.

Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times: A look at the plight of “pickers”, in-store shoppers fulfilling online grocery orders, and the cottage industry around tech tools that make them more efficient  —  The technology needed to fulfill orders is costly for stores, and the workers who pick items off the shelves often feel the pressure of being tracked.

Annie Lowrey / The Atlantic: A look at the rise of the meditation app Calm, downloaded by 100M+ users and valued at $2B, which aims to make meditation easy, friendly, and accessible  —  cathedral-like mountain towers above me; a lake laps at my feet; sunshine distilled through pine needles warms my skin.  Close your eyes, a voice intones.

High Court Clarifies When Employee’s Data Misuse Violates Federal Fraud Act  SHRM

Dani Blum / New York Times: Several companies and clinicians are using VR therapy, which has shown success in treating PTSD, to treat other disorders like social anxiety and phobias  —  An experimental treatment seems poised to address a dire mental health crisis.  —  When a Veterans Affairs therapist first suggested …

DC: Assistance for Employees Laid Off during COVID-19  The National Law Review

Corporate Oppression: Everything employees need to know to hold directors to account  Lexpert

Biden Administration Employment Law Updates & Memorial Day  The National Law Review

McKee signs bill setting highest staff-to-patient mandate in nation for RI nursing homes  The Providence Journal