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Nyemaster Goode
A recent decision by the Iowa Workers' Compensation Commissioner considered the impact of COVID-19 vaccine side effects on an employee whose employer had "strongly encouraged", but not mandated...
Pierson Ferdinand
Elmo? Yes, Elmo. As in the little, red furry monster of "Elmo's World" on the PBS show, "Sesame Street."
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On February 5, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) related to the Fire Brigades standard, 29 C.F.R. 1910.156, and related standards.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
SkyWest Airlines, Inc., was justified in discharging a deaf ramp agent because his inability to hear or effectively communicate posed a "direct threat" to the safety...
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services recently issued guidance for group health plans outlining a "therapeutic equivalence" medical management technique for required preventive services coverage of contraceptives.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, adopted in 1865 at the conclusion of the Civil War...
Frantz Ward
In recent years, the number of OSHA Whistleblower complaints has been steadily on the rise, but why? In the newest episode of Shoveling Smoke, Frantz Ward Partner Christina Niro joins host Chris
Kutak Rock LLP
In our June 2023 Client Alert, we predicted a heightened risk of litigation following passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 ("CAA")...
Frantz Ward
Frantz Ward's Labor & Employment Group has previously written about the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation's treatment of marijuana in its Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) following the legalization...
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
On December 15, 2023, the CMS Innovation Center (CMMI) announced a new voluntary model for state Medicaid agencies called Transforming Maternal Health (TMaH).
Nyemaster Goode
In the first session of 2024's Law & the Workplace webinars, labor and employment attorney Tom Cunningham reviewed 2023 legal changes for employers. He also made predictions for the coming year.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
This series of articles is intended to provide the reader with a very high-level overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and the Occupational Safety...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On January 26, 2024, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued its updated Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Instruction...
Groom Law Group
On January 22, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services ("Tri-Agencies") issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions ("ACA FAQs Part 64") clarifying the contraceptive-related services...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Chicago, Ill. (February 7, 2024) - The State of Illinois continued its best efforts to be the "California of the Midwest" in 2023.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
As evidenced by recent tragic events in the news, drug overdoses are an important issue across the nation. On January 30, 2024, two bills were introduced...
Winston & Strawn LLP
Effective January 15, 2024, the United States Department of Labor increased its ERISA health and welfare civil penalties for non-compliance.
Frantz Ward
On January 1, 2024, a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") Rule took effect: the Final Rule to Improve Tracking.
Littler Mendelson
Since 2006, public employers in New York have been required to implement programs to prevent and minimize workplace violence.
Foley & Lardner
This is the first year that the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration's (OSHA) expanded injury and illness reporting requirements take effect for employers in certain "high-hazard" industries.
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