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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Enjoin Employer to Implement Additional Safety Measures

USA - May 15 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: In Rural Community Worker’s Alliance et al v. Smithfield Foods, Inc. et al., No. 5:20-cv-6063 (W.D. Mo. May 5, 2020), Western...

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

President Issues Executive Order To Protect Continued Operation of Nation’s Meat Processors; OSHA Adopts Enforcement Discretion

USA - May 5 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, the President issued an Executive Order under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to protect the continued operation of...

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

CDC and OSHA Issue Meat and Poultry Processing Industry COVID-19 Interim Guidance

USA - April 30 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have jointly...

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

OSHA Issues COVID-19 Guidance for Retail Employers

USA - April 15 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has issued COVID-19 guidance for retail employers, including tips that can help reduce employees’ risk of exposure to the...

Adam R. Young, Lynn A. Kappelman, Craig B. Simonsen, Benjamin D. Briggs.

Whistleblower Liability for Employee Safety Complaints During the COVID-19 Pandemic

USA - April 9 2020 Seyfarth Synopsis: Employees who complain about safety measures to protect employees from COVID-19 may be protected from retaliation by federal and...

Adam R. Young, James L. Curtis, Kevin M. Young, Craig B. Simonsen.