Federal Agency Guidance on COVID-19

Several federal agencies that regulate the employer-employee relationship have issued guidance employers can rely upon when addressing issues associated with the latest pandemic – COVID-19. What follows is a summary of these guidelines. Equal Employment...

OSHA Issues Guidance on the Use of Headphones on Construction Sites

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has issued a letter of interpretation in response to questions submitted by an employer about the use of headphones on construction sites: https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretations/2019-09-04.  The letter addresses two (2)...

OSHA Revises Electronic Reporting Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule on January 25, 2019 revising its electronic reporting rules in an effort to protect employee privacy.  The final rule, originally announced in July 2018,...