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OSHA Announces Increased Focus on Heat-Related Hazards

USA - September 21 2021 In recent weeks, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signaled efforts to increase its scrutiny of…

Lauren M. Bridenbaugh, Sarah M. Martin, Alka Ramchandani-Raj

Virginia OSHA Issues Third Iteration of its Emergency COVID-19 Regulation

USA - September 16 2021 On August 26, 2021, the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted revised amendments to the Final Permanent Standard for Infectious Disease…

Lauren M. Bridenbaugh, Sarah M. Martin, Charles F. Trowbridge

President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan—What Employers Want to Know

USA - September 14 2021 On September 9, 2021, President Biden released his COVID-19 Action Plan, Path Out of the Pandemic (the “Plan”). The Plan mandates vaccination against…

Maury Baskin, James A. Paretti, Jr., Michael J. Lotito, Alka Ramchandani-Raj

White House Announces Vaccine Mandates for Employees of Large Private Employers, Federal Contractors, and Most Healthcare Employers

USA - September 9 2021 On September 9, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden released a sweeping new COVID-19 Action Plan, Path Out of the Pandemic. This Plan includes mandates…

David J. Goldstein, James A. Paretti, Jr., Devjani H. Mishra, Jeremy F. Wood

WPI Labor Day Report 2021

USA - September 6 2021 Over a year and a half since the pandemic first started to take its toll on the health and welfare of individuals and the economy, the country is…

Maury Baskin, Jeffrey E. Dilger, Marie Duarte, Tessa J. Gelbman, James A. Paretti, Jr., Elizabeth A. Lalik, Jorge R. Lopez, Michael J. Lotito, Bruce J. Sarchet, Meredith C. Shoop