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Late last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) updated its COVID-19 guidance to employers in light of recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) relating to vaccinated individuals. A link to the revised guidance is here.  OSHA modified its prior guidance in the following material ways: The prior... read more

On March 12, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) launched a National Emphasis Program (“NEP”) in an effort to protect workers from the hazard of contracting COVID-19 at work.  This NEP was issued the same week the American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law, giving OSHA an additional $100 million in funding for this purpose. The NEP... read more

On January 29, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued guidance to employers on how to make the workplace safe from potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus. You should know that the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) covers all private-sector employers with any employees, and unlike other workplace legislation, the OSH Act does not have a... read more

Beginning January 15, 2021, the maximum fine under the Occupational Safety and Health Act for a serious or other-than-serious violation increases to $13,653 per violation.  Significantly, for each willful or repeat violation, the maximum fine increases to $136,532, almost twice what it was just a few years ago.  Moreover, the Secretary of Labor for the incoming administration has a... read more

On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a new proclamation temporarily suspending entry into the United States of certain nonimmigrants seeking to enter on the popular H-1B (specialty occupation), H-2B (seasonal worker), L-1 (intracompany transferee), and J-1 (exchange visitor) visas.  The proclamation, titled Suspension of Entry of Immigrants and Nonimmigrants Who Present a Risk to... read more

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