Combating The Coronavirus in The Workplace

The coronavirus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19, has taken the world by storm. Unfortunately, it could take a significant toll on businesses and employers who are ill-equipped to deal with an outbreak. The...

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)...

Microsoft Makes Broad Changes To Workplace Investigations

Microsoft’s action plan to address workplace investigations into complaints of harassment and discrimination was announced on April 15 after reports of employee concerns surfaced in the public. Microsoft’s response follows the similar pattern we have...

New DOL Guidance Requires Immediate FMLA Designation

On March 14, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an opinion letter clarifying the issue of when leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) must be so designated. DOL Opinion...