OSHA

Memo
23-236
Thursday, December 14, 2023

The Biden Administration’s latest regulatory agenda lists several new items added by the EEOC, while indicating that OFCCP has hit the pause button on several previously listed items of interest to federal contractors.


Memo
23-179
Tuesday, September 12, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing to reinstate a policy that was found unlawful during the Obama Administration that would allow labor union officials to accompany an OSHA inspector during a wor


Memo
23-148
Wednesday, July 26, 2023

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revived the substance of a never-implemented regulation issued during the Obama Administration that will require covered employers to electronically report workplace injury and illness data with a


Memo
23-050
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

The four federal agencies with statutory authority over federal whistleblower protection/bounty hunter laws report that activity increased in fiscal year 2022 as compared to the previous year, with two of those agencies receiving a record number of t


Memo
23-048
Monday, March 6, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued an Interim Final Rule spelling out the procedures under which it handles whistleblower retaliation complaints filed under the Criminal Antitrus


Memo
22-228
Wednesday, December 7, 2022

With the results of the 2022 mid-term elections now in, CWC has dusted off its crystal ball to take a look at what the changed political dynamic might mean for employment policy issues.


Memo
22-122
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Biden Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda contains very few changes from the version published last December, except that many of the projected timelines have been pushed back.


Memo
22-075
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a proposed rule that would reinstate and expand electronic workplace injury and illness reporting requirements adopted during the Obama Administration but late


Memo
22-022
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Following the recent Supreme Court ruling blocking enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to impose a COVID-19 “shot or test” mandate, the L


Memo
22-009
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court last week blocked implementation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency standard requiring larger employers to ensure their employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to weekly testing.


Memo
21-249
Wednesday, December 22, 2021

A three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has lifted the injunction barring enforcement of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard mandating that employers with 100 or more employees require their employees to be vaccinated against COVID-


Memo
21-248
Tuesday, December 21, 2021

As President Biden’s first year in office draws to a close, we take a look at how many of his key appointments to run the agencies that regulate the workplace have been confirmed by the U.S. Senate, as well as a number of nominations that still await


Memo
21-225
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The federal government has imposed three separate COVID-19 vaccine mandates on covered employers, all of which are currently subject to multiple legal challenges. Our memo provides an update on where things stand today.


Memo
21-186
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Our latest virtual member roundtable focused on the emerging laws in an increasing number of states requiring employers to disclose salary ranges to job applicants, epitomized by Colorado’s burdensome new law.


Memo
21-181
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

President Biden initiated two actions last week that when and if implemented will require many private sector employers, including federal contractors, to ensure that their employees are vaccinated against COVID-19. At this point, however, there are


Memo
20-218
Monday, November 2, 2020

Under a 2015 bill approved by Congress, statutory fines under many federal laws are adjusted upwards on an annual basis for inflation. Our memo lists adjusted current penalty amounts for a number of employment-related violations.


Memo
20-134
Friday, July 10, 2020

The Administration’s latest semi-annual regulatory agenda shows a surprising amount of new activity being planned by the federal agencies that enforce worker protection requirements.


Memo
20-102
Friday, May 22, 2020

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many states and localities have been enacting measures that require employers to screen employees for COVID-19. These requirements in turn are triggering recordkeeping and privacy protection requirements under ot


Memo
20-036
Friday, February 21, 2020

The four different federal agencies that handle whistleblower complaints filed under more than 20 federal laws have released enforcement statistics covering the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2019. The data are consistent with the previous y


Memo
20-027
Friday, February 7, 2020

The potential of the coronavirus outbreak becoming a more immediate health risk in the U.S. and its effect on the increasing mobility of an international workforce has raised understandable concerns. Our memo provides guidance on things that employer


Memo
19-032
Friday, February 15, 2019

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as expected, has issued a final rule rolling back a regulation issued during the Obama Administration that would have required employers to electronically report detailed workplace injury and illness


Memo
19-024
Friday, February 1, 2019

There are four separate federal agencies that have jurisdiction over whistleblower retaliation complaints and/or bounty hunter awards. They recently released last year’s enforcement statistics, and our memo provides a summary.


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