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Henry Morris, Jr., Nancy J. Puleo, Michael L. Stevens
We have reported on OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”), published on November 5th, that mandates that covered employers require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain weekly COVID-19 tests and wear a facemask in the workplace.
Mark S. Dreux, Henry Morris, Jr., Michael L. Stevens, Alexandra M. Romero
On November 12, the Fifth Circuit extended its stay on OSHA’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS), which mandated that employers with 100 or more employees require their employees to get vaccinated or undergo weekly testing for COVID-19.
Mark S. Dreux, Darrell S. Gay, Henry Morris, Jr., Alexandra M. Romero, Michael L. Stevens
On November 4, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited emergency temporary standard (ETS) mandating that large employers require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain weekly tests and wear face coverings in the workplace.  
Valerie C. Samuels, Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero
Large employers should soon have specific guidance on complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine and testing mandate.
Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero, Henry Morris, Jr., Michael L. Stevens
On January 21, 2021, the Biden Administration issued an Executive Order outlining its objectives with respect to worker health and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
John Zaimes, Lauren C. Schaefer
SB 1159 expands the presumption of workers’ compensation liability for employees who contract COVID-19 due to a workplace outbreak.
Henry Morris, Jr., Michael L. Stevens, Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero
This is our fourth Alert that addresses Virginia’s groundbreaking emergency, temporary COVID-19 workplace safety standard.
Henry Morris, Jr., Michael L. Stevens, Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero
This is our third Alert that addresses Virginia’s groundbreaking emergency, temporary COVID-19 workplace safety standard. 
Henry Morris, Jr., Michael L. Stevens, Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero
In our previous Alert, we summarized general employer mandates contained in Virginia’s groundbreaking emergency, temporary COVID-19 workplace safety standard.
Henry Morris, Jr., Michael L. Stevens, Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero
Last week, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced the nation’s first statewide COVID-19 workplace safety standard.
Wayne H. Matelski
The FDA has just issued a Guidance on what it considers to be appropriate Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) for Responding to COVID-19 infections in employees in drug and biological manufacturing facilities. 
Henry Morris, Jr., Linda M. Jackson, Michael L. Stevens, Mark S. Dreux, Shelby A. Cummings, Alexandra M. Romero
On March 10th, the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued guidelines that address many Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) issues that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Henry Morris, Jr., Linda M. Jackson, Michael L. Stevens, Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero
The coronavirus pandemic raises vexing issues for employers, including issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the federal Rehabilitation Act. The EEOC has addressed several of those issues in its publication What You Should Know about the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19. 
Mark S. Dreux, Linda M. Jackson, Henry Morris, Jr., Michael L. Stevens, Alexandra M. Romero
Questions are being raised if an employer has the legal right to discipline or discharge employees who refuse to work out of concern about the Coronavirus. The definitive legal answer is, “it depends.” There are both legal and employee relations issues at stake here.
Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero, Michael L. Stevens, Linda M. Jackson, Henry Morris, Jr.
With the WHO declaring the coronavirus a worldwide pandemic and President Trump declaring a “National Emergency to Fight COVID-19,” it is imperative that employers understand the requirements of the OSH Act and its standards to ensure that work and the workplace are safe for their employees. 
Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero
In the underlying case, OSHA issued citations to Wynnewood Refining Co., LLC related to a steam boiler powered by natural gas at the company’s oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.
Mark S. Dreux
For the last thirty years, I have defended companies in OSHA enforcement actions. No matter how large or small the action, employers should always begin by evaluating the potential financial impact the OSHA citation could have on the company.
Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero
In a groundbreaking decision, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission on March 4, 2019 ruled for the first time that the Occupational Safety and Health Act’s (OSH Act) general duty clause obligates employers to protect their workers from workplace violence.
Mark S. Dreux, Michael L. Stevens, Alexandra M. Romero
In one of the Trump administration’s first official acts, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus issued a memorandum on January 20, 2017 implementing an immediate freeze on all pending regulations until they have been reviewed and further action has been approved.
Mark S. Dreux, James H. Hulme, Alexandra M. Romero
On December 29, 2016, a three-judge panel from the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously vacated two OSHA citation items issued to a Delek Refining Ltd. (“Delek”) facility for alleged safety violations that occurred years prior to its ownership of the refinery.
Mark S. Dreux
PSM STANDARD – Recent Fifth Circuit opinion limits OSHA’s power to issue citations for failing to address PHA and audit findings.
Mark S. Dreux, Alexandra M. Romero
In a major blow to OSHA’s ongoing efforts to modify existing safety and health standards through informal agency guidance, a unanimous panel of federal judges recently invalidated a July 2015 OSHA memorandum that had significantly narrowed the PSM standard’s retail facility exemption.
Mark S. Dreux
When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issues a “Citation and Notification of Penalty,” employers should always begin evaluating the potential financial impact the OSHA citation could have on the company.
Mark S. Dreux
OSHA substantially revised the 1994 Hazard Communication Standard in 2012 and by June 1, 2015 most employers have to be in full compliance with the new requirements.