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Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Los Angeles superior court fined over $25K for COVID-19 safety violations after courthouse worker deaths

July 8, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

The superior court of Los Angeles County has been fined more than $25,000 for COVID-19 workplace safety violations following the deaths of at least four courthouse workers. The superior court plans to appeal the violations, according to a court spokeswoman […]


Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

CDC Updates International Travel Guidance

June 11, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently moved more countries into the “low-risk” category for international travel, but others have been moved into higher risk categories based on recent COVID-19 statistics. Employers should be aware of changing […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

June 10, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited COVID-19 emergency temporary standard today. The standard will apply only to the health care industry with nonbinding guidance for other employers. The standard aims to “protect […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Cal/OSHA Passes Amended COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard

June 8, 2021

Via: SHRM

On May 20, California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board delayed a vote on proposed changes to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS). At that time, the board claimed it would revise the ETS to address updated guidance from the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

4 Takeaways from the EEOC’s Latest Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines

June 2, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its guidance on workplace COVID-19 vaccination policies. Although some compliance questions remain unanswered, the agency provided clarification for employers that require or encourage employees to get vaccinated. Employers have been anticipating […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Employers Take Note: EEOC Drops New COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

May 28, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Readers will recall that in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EEOC published a plethora of responses and updates to frequently asked COVID-19 questions. As the months went by, the pace of EEOC updates slowed, and many employers […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Employers Can Require Covid-19 Vaccine Under Federal Law

May 28, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

U.S. employers could require all workers physically entering a workplace to be vaccinated against Covid-19, the federal government said Friday. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued updated guidance stating that federal laws don’t prevent an employer from requiring workers to […]


Know Your Rights

Lawyer cites mother’s COVID-19 death after 6th Circuit blasts ‘striking legal emptiness’ of his brief

May 25, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

An Ohio lawyer sanctioned $1,500 for filing a substandard appellate brief told a federal appeals court on Friday that his failures stemmed from the COVID-19 death of his 96-year-old mother. Columbus, Ohio, lawyer Percy Squire apologized after the 6th U.S. […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Can Employers Ask Applicants About Vaccination and COVID-19?

May 24, 2021

Via: SHRM

More employers are asking job applicants about their COVID-19 vaccination status, as they try to protect co-workers and customers. Before you add this to your list of interview questions, know that there are legal limits to such questions. Employers who […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

MIOSHA Updates Workplace COVID-19 Emergency Rules

May 24, 2021

Via: National Law Review

On May 24, 2021, Governor Whitmer announced updates to MIOSHA’s COVID-19 emergency rules, which supersede the prior version filed on October 14, 2020, and extended on April 13, 2021. The updated rules are set to remain in effect until October […]