In his bylined article published in Medical Journal Houston, Kevin Troutman provides valuable information for healthcare employers about what they can do to help their workers who are currently facing an unprecedented amount of stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a bylined article published in Industrial Hygiene in the Workplace, Phillip Bauknight discusses the various steps employers should take to reduce risks for laboratory workers both during the pandemic and in general.
With the onset of flu season, employers are faced with the difficult task of determining if a sick employee has the flu or COVID-19. In a bylined article published in Rock Road Recycle, Travis Vance provides the practical steps employers should take to distinguish the symptoms and evaluate what they should do once the determination is made.
An environmental, social, and governance (ESG) score is a factor that is increasingly being used by investors to review a company’s financial and reputational health. In a bylined article for the Association of Corporate Counsel’s ACC Docket, Partner Lonnie Giamela and Associate LaLonnie Gray explain that it’s important for in-house counsel to understand that they can help shape the company’s ESG strategy and drive initiatives to support an enhanced ESG score.
In an article for Law360, Hollie Reiminger discusses the current state of wage and hour litigation across the country and explains that, for the first time in decades, we are seeing novel Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) interpretations gain some traction with the courts.
In an article published in Construction Executive, partner Ed Harold provides guidelines that employers should follow to help diminish the risk of a potential wrongful discharge claim brought by an employee after he/she has been terminated for stealing from the company.
- Healthcare Employers Should Brace for a Wave of Retaliation Litigation as COVID-19 Whistleblowers Turn to OSHA10.16.20
In a bylined article published in Medical Journal Houston, Ehsan Tabesh explains that hospitals, physician practices, and other health care providers are especially impacted by the recent rise in COVID-19 related workplace safety whistleblower retaliation claims with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He provides proactive steps that healthcare employers can take to minimize their risks of exposure while ensuring the health and safety of their workers.
In a bylined article published in Law360, Jeffrey Smith explains what employers need to know about Ohio's law protecting employers, among others, from the risk of COVID-19-related liability.
In a bylined article for the Claims Journal, Phil Bauknight tells employers what they need to know about the dramatic rise in COVID-19 OSHA whistleblower cases, and he also explains what employers can do to avoid a similar fate.
In his recent article for the Daily Journal, Colin Calvert explains why the requirements in AB 685, which expand the obligations of California employers to disclose information regarding COVID-19 exposure in the workplace, will be burdensome for employers.
In a bylined article published in Louisville Business First, Emily Litzinger provided tips for Kentucky restaurants on how to minimize mask-related incidents in their establishments.
- Does the President's COVID-19 Case Need To Be Reported To OSHA? What Employers Can Learn from the Situation10.9.20
In a bylined article published by Law360, Travis Vance and Patrick Dennison discuss whether the President’s COVID-19 diagnosis is considered “work-related,” and if so, how would it be treated under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordability and reporting laws.
Workplace injury claims are usually fact-specific, and each state may have a slightly different view of compensability. In an article published by Rock Road Recycle, Jerry Cline explains that there is a very fine line separating a workplace injury from other injuries.
In an article published by Law360, Benjamin Morrell explains what employers should keep in mind when it comes to effectively objecting to remote OSHA proceedings, especially where workplace conduct gives rise to criminal charges.
Sam Lillard and Kari Gibson provide LexisNexis with guidance on accommodations for persons with disabilities and their related animals.
In a piece published in the Daily Journal of Commerce, Stephen Scott explains that employers should anticipate election-related issues to arise in their workplaces.
In a bylined article published by the Memphis Business Journal, Greg Grisham explains that employers should review their vaccination policies to protect their workforce from the flu and also ensure they are prepared to handle the legal questions that will accompany the eventual arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Flu Season and Possible COVID-19 Vaccine Will Shine Light on Vaccination Policies in Healthcare Industry9.17.20
In a bylined article published by Medical Journal Houston, Kevin Troutman provides an outline of issues to consider with mandatory vaccination policies, and he provides some tailored guidance to help healthcare employers during this unprecedented time.
In an article published by SHRM, Stephen Gee describes Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Executive Oder limiting the availability of job-protected leave only to those employees who pose a “particular risk of infecting others with COVID-19.”
In a bylined article published by Law360, Kevin Hess highlights the increase in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections for healthcare facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.