CDC COVID-19 Testing Guidance

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC) has issued recommendations aimed at developing testing plans for employers in non-healthcare workplaces. The CDC has also released guidance for healthcare personnel. Both guidance documents are designed to...

OSHA Fines Nursing Homes for COVID-19 Violation

On July 21, 2020, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a news release regarding fines assessed on three Ohio nursing homes for violating respiratory protections standards. All three nursing homes were owned by the same company.OSHA...

DOL Updates COVID-19 Related Q&A

On July 20, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued new questions and answers regarding employer and employee rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) during the...

DOL Releases New FLMA Certification Forms

The Department of Labor (DOL) has released new FMLA certification forms that provide employees with the required notices in a new electronic fillable pdf. The new forms will help reduce contact and have also been simplified, making them easier to complete by all...

Antibody Testing Prohibited

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has stated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits mandatory antibody testing before allowing employees to return to the worksite.  However, employers may require a doctor’s note certifying fitness for...

New OSHA Return to Work Guidance

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a “Guidance on Returning to Work” booklet for businesses. Although largely consistent with prior OSHA guidance, the new booklet does clarify OSHA’s position on common employer concerns, like...