Iowa Supreme Court to rule on Waterloo’s ‘ban the box’ employment anti-discrimination ordinance  Des Moines Register

Jaewon Kang / Wall Street Journal: Grocery courier Boxed says it will go public via SPAC at a $900M valuation; CEO Chieh Huang says the company isn’t profitable  —  Delivery companies are pursuing new customers as pandemic-fueled sales growth cools  —  Grocery courier Boxed Inc. said it would go public through a merger …

Alex González Ormerod / Rest of World: After El Salvador’s president, many Latin American politicians are expressing interest in adopting cryptocurrencies, as a PR exercise to elevate their profiles  —  El Salvador’s president Nayib Bukele set off a movement for political opportunists and crypto-enthusiasts alike.  —  • MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

Cal/OSHA backpedaling on workplace reopening rules confuses business community  North Bay Business Journal

Poll finds Mass. app-based drivers prefer being independent contractors  MetroWest Daily News

Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal: DeFi, which accounted for an estimated 40% of ether moved on the Ethereum network in the year ended April, is helping fuel the crypto boom and recent volatility  —  Decentralized finance differs from traditional banks because there is no centralized system.  It can be risky.

Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal: EU and UK open antitrust investigations into Facebook’s classified ad service Marketplace, ramping up regulatory scrutiny for the company in Europe  —  Investigations into classified-ads service Marketplace ramp up regulatory scrutiny on the company in Europe

What should we consider when relaxing or continuing mask-wearing policies?  SHRM

Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: Wefox, a Berlin-based digital insurer focused on personal insurance products, raises $650M Series C led by Target Global at a post-money valuation of $3B  —  German startup Wefox has raised a $650 million Series C funding round led by Target Global.  Following this funding round …

Employment Law Attorneys, Blumenthal Nordrehaug Bhowmik De Blouw LLP, File Lawsuit Against Raising Cane’s USA, LLC for Allegedly Failing to Reimburse Employees  Yahoo Finance

A tough but important question: ‘How are you doing?’  Canadian HR Reporter

Michael Corkery / New York Times: Some residents worry the warehouse boom in PA’s Lehigh Valley, driven by its proximity to NY and e-commerce, is putting long-term economic well-being at risk  —  Huge facilities have sprouted up in and around the Lehigh Valley, fueled by the astonishing growth of e-commerce.

The New BSA Whistleblower Law: What You Need To Know – Employment and HR – United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Employment Authority: COVID-19 As Disability & NLRB’s Ohr  Law360

New Oregon Law Targets Non-Competes (Again) | Davis Wright Tremaine LLP – JDSupra  JD Supra

Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News: Facebook told staff that it will resume political contributions via its PAC, but will not give to any lawmaker who voted against certifying the 2020 US election  —  Facebook is resuming political contributions through its political action committee, but will not give money to any members …

Adelup: $800 RISE Act payments will go out, government employees included  Pacific Daily News

Well, This Judge Seems Like A Real Frickin’ Delight  Above the Law

Proposed tribal law would prohibit public indoor smoking at casino – The Cherokee One Feather  Cherokee One Feather

Businesses in Santa Clara County must track employee vaccinations. What does that mean?  San Francisco Chronicle