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Recently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released additional information for employers in its “Guidance on Returning to Work” publication.  Although it does not create new legal duties for employers, it does contain recommendations for employers, as well as some standards that should be mandatory in the workplace. OSHA noted that its guidance was   Continue Reading »

Seventh Circuit Appellate Ruling Sheds Additional Light on Facts Deemed Relevant in Construction Negligence Disputes

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided the case of Victoria Jeffords as Administrator of the Estate of Donald Jeffords v. BP Products North America, Inc., et al., which was an appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, Hammond Division. No. 19-1533 (June 29,   Continue Reading »

New EEOC Reporting Timeline

On May 7, 2020, the EEOC stated that due to COVID-19, data collection will be delayed for both the 2019 EEO-1 (Employer Information Report) Component 1, 2020 EEO-3 (Local Union Report), and EEO-5 (Elementary-Secondary Staff Information Report). The EEOC stated that covered employers should prepare to file EEO-1 reports for both 2019 and 2020 in   Continue Reading »

Ruling Raises Questions About OSHA Worksite "Controlling Employer" Policy

An interesting legal development in Texas might prove significant for construction companies and other employers within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – and any other jurisdiction that follows its view. The ruling should also encourage employers in other jurisdictions to challenge their circuit court’s rulings on “multiemployer/controlling employer”   Continue Reading »

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