The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new FAQs advising employers about cloth face coverings in the workplace. Among other things, OSHA clarified that cloth face coverings are not considered personal protective equipment (PPE).
A recent survey by Littler reveals that a large majority of employers anticipate reopening their businesses in the next three months. At the same time, these employers are proceeding cautiously and taking numerous steps to maintain employees' safety.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is allowing employers to decide if they want to let employees make mid-year elections for health coverage, health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance programs.
A federal district court dismissed a lawsuit charging a Missouri meatpacking plant with failing to protect workers from the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), saying authority over the plant lies with OSHA and the USDA.
Los Angeles employers in certain industries especially hard hit by the coronavirus must rehire employees furloughed or laid off due to COVID-19 in a specified manner, rather than at the employers' discretion, under a pair of new city ordinances.
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