Mandate to Vaccinate? Employers and Required Flu ShotsThis year has presented many challenges, including a global health pandemic, wildfires, hurricanes, and social justice unrest, and yet we now face a fast approaching influenza season that is sure to bring on more coughs, sneezes and hiccups. In light of the ongoing health crisis and resulting disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, employers may

OSHA Is Issuing Citations for COVID-19 Infections from the SpringSince the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we have been talking about things to do to keep your employees safe and what laws apply in that arena. Recently, OSHA started handing out fines to companies for employee outbreaks across the country, from New Jersey to Colorado to Louisiana to South Dakota.

The recent COVID-19

To Tell or Not to Tell: OSHA Changes Course on Reporting of COVID-19 Cases by EmployersDo you have to report an employee’s positive COVID-19 case to OSHA and will OSHA investigate it? On the reporting front, OSHA’s initial guidance said positive cases were reportable only in specific industries, like healthcare, emergency response organizations, and correctional institutions. However, since outbreaks have been reported in additional specific industries, OSHA is now requiring