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Illinois State Police Provide Training on Active Shooter, Workplace Violence

USA - February 5 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: In its introduction to its New Active shooter training materials, the Illinois State Police note that “civilians that are present...

James L. Curtis, Mark A. Lies, II, Craig B. Simonsen.

Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak - What Employers Need to Know

USA, China - January 22 2020 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that it is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a new 2019 Novel Coronavirus...

James L. Curtis, Mark A. Lies, II, Craig B. Simonsen.

Weed at Work: Should Employers Expand “Alcohol at Work” to Cover Recreational Cannabis?

USA - January 22 2020 In the heyday of the two-martini lunch, employers regularly tolerated alcohol in the workplace or employees presumably impaired by alcohol returning...

Jennifer L. Mora.

OSHA Proposes Over $1M in Fines Against Florida Roofing Contractor for Egregious Fall Hazards

USA - January 21 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Florida Roofing Experts Inc. - a Jacksonville, Florida...

James L. Curtis, Mark A. Lies, II, Craig B. Simonsen, Brent I. Clark.

Surprise! (NOT) - OSHA Increases Civil Penalties for 2020

USA - January 16 2020 We have blogged previously about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) annual adjustments to the maximum civil penalty dollar amounts for OSHA...

Kay R. Bonza, Daniel R. Birnbaum, James L. Curtis, Craig B. Simonsen.