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Category: Workplace Safety & Health


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

California Enacts Expansive, Retroactive Supplemental COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law

March 25, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Beginning on March 29, 2021, Senate Bill 95 will place additional requirements on employers to provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees impacted by COVID-19. The bill, which was approved by the legislature on March 18, 2021, and signed by […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

OSHA’s Job Is Workplace Safety. In the Covid-19 Pandemic, It Often Struggled.

March 4, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration faced one of the biggest workplace-safety challenges in its 50-year history when the coronavirus struck. It didn’t meet the moment. Instead of thoroughly investigating complaints of unsafe practices at workplaces, the federal agency and […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Texas governor signs order lifting all COVID-19 restrictions

March 3, 2021

Via: Jurist

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday lifting all COVID-19 restrictions in the state, including mask mandates and occupancy limits. The order rescinds previous executive orders and supersedes any inconsistent local orders. Businesses may still require face coverings […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Employment Law Developments That Will Impact the Health Care Industry in 2021

February 15, 2021

Via: National Law Review

The impact of COVID-19 on the health care industry can hardly be overstated. Numerous important employment law developments occurred in 2020 related to COVID-19 that impacted the industry, including guidance on mandatory vaccination, COVID-19 whistleblower claims, and claims from individuals […]


Business Law & Regulations, Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance, Workplace Safety & Health

Virginia Issues Permanent COVID-19 Standard

February 5, 2021

Via: SHRM

In July 2020, the Safety and Health Codes Board of the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry approved an emergency temporary standard for COVID-19. In so doing, Virginia became the first state to issue such a temporary standard. On Jan. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance, Workplace Safety & Health

OSHA Releases Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing Spread of COVID-19 in Workplaces

February 4, 2021

Via: National Law Review

On Jan. 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released updated guidance regarding mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Important highlights are as follows. First, the guidance emphasizes that employers should implement a COVID-19 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

House COVID subcommittee will investigate OSHA, US meatpackers

February 2, 2021

Via: Jurist

The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Monday launched an investigation into widespread COVID-19 infections and deaths in US meatpacking plants. Representative James Clyburn, Chairman of the Subcommittee, sent letters to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

OSHA Issues New Workplace Safety Guidance Regarding COVID-19

February 2, 2021

Via: National Law Review

As we previously reported, last week President Biden directed the Secretary of Labor to issue revised guidance to employers on workplace safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to that directive, OSHA issued what the DOL described as “stronger” worker […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

What Does Workers’ Compensation Insurance Cover?

January 28, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

Most business owners know that workers’ compensation insurance covers employees when they’re injured on the job. However, they may not know that policies in almost every state also pay their legal fees if an employee decides to sue for their […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Indexed Universal Life Insurance: Pros and Cons

January 26, 2021

Via: Investopedia

Indexed universal life (IUL) insurance policies can help you to build wealth while leaving behind a death benefit for your loved ones. These policies put a portion of the policyholder’s premium payments toward annual renewable term insurance with the remainder […]