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May 22, 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1972 (OSH Act) requires most employers to keep workplace logs in which employee work-related injuries and illnesses are recorded.

 In guidance issued on April 10, 2020, OSHA had previously announced that only employers in industries such as health care, emergency response, and corrections were required to record employee COVID-19 diagnoses, while most other...

May 13, 2020

From the start we’ve been discussing the idea that the response to COVID-19 is an evolving one.  This remains true. In that context, the government response has been largely to administer new laws and the applicability of existing laws through “Frequently Asked Questions” (“FAQ”) or via guidance. 

Guidance does not have the same authority as regulation or rules: Guidance is supplemental materi...

April 30, 2020

In this post, we discuss taking proactive steps to considering what considerations to take into account while coming out of "Stay at home" orders, the COVID related safety issues with OSHA, and updates to the EEOC position on COVID testing.

Reopening Business.  The Federal government has started to discuss what coming out of the Coronavirus lockdown will look like, after having issued a three...

March 13, 2020

The coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, generally those within 6-feet of us. It may also be transmitted by touching an infected surface. Taking steps toward prevention is important to stopping the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed.

As of this post, congress is considering a bill which m...

March 9, 2020

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