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COVID-19 “Endemic” is Not Over: OSHA is Opening New COVID-19 Programmed Inspections

USA - May 18 2022 Federal OSHA is rolling out an aggressive COVID-19 enforcement program to inspect "high hazard" employers, as well as re-inspect those healthcare…

Businesses Seek to Provide Abortion Travel Benefits in Light of Potential Supreme Court Decision

USA - May 12 2022 In light of recent state-level trends, businesses have begun exploring avenues to assist employees in states with restrictive…

Misleading Statements, Including ESG Pronouncements, Land One of the World’s Largest Iron Ore Producers in Hot Water with the SEC

USA - May 11 2022 Staying true to the SEC’s 360 degree approach for advancing the Biden Administration’s ESG agenda, on April 29, 2022, the…

Seventh Circuit Rejects University Lecturer’s Title VII Failure to Promote, Unequal Pay Claims

USA - May 3 2022 On April 14, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in the employer's favor on Title VII race…

Vice President Harris Announces New OSHA Emphasis Program for Heat Illness

USA - April 13 2022 The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a National Emphasis Program to protect "millions of workers from heat illness…

Enter Sandman: Sleep and Occupational Safety at the Wheel

USA - April 13 2022 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drowsy driving is not just a major problem in the United States…

Workforce Drug Test Positivity Climbs to Highest Level in Two Decades

USA - April 5 2022 The rate of positive drug test results among America’s workforce reached its highest rate in 2021 since 2001, and was up more than…

First Circuit Sides with Employer in Race Discrimination Suit Brought by Former Garbage Man

USA - March 24 2022 On February 18, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a district court decision granting a municipal employer's motion for…

Seventh Circuit Finds that Steel Worker with Uncontrolled Seizure Disorder Would Pose a Direct Threat to Workplace Safety

USA - March 22 2022 On February 11, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a district court order granting a steel producer's motion for…

Five Key Issues in the Australian Workplace—Highlights for Multinational Employers

Australia - March 18 2022 The key issues affecting Australian workplaces bear a strong resemblance with those in the United States. While generalizations…