Labor & Employment

Virginia Adopts COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards (Coronavirus and the Law)

UPDATE July 21, 2020:  The Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board has formally adopted the Temporary Safety Standards. The Board stated these standards “will take immediate effect” some time “during the week of July 27, 2020, although the exact date… Read more
Leah M. Stiegler
Victor O. Cardwell
Victor O. Cardwell
Principal and Chairman
Michael P. Gardner

How to Reopen Your Business in 12 Steps (Coronavirus and the Law)

We’re several months into the COVID-19 pandemic and demand is mounting to reopen workplaces. No modern employer has faced quite this situation, so you’re not alone. Rates of infection, hospitalization, and deaths vary from place to place, so no size… Read more

COVID-19 Employment Lawsuits Are Already Brewing (Coronavirus and the Law)

Employers across the country already are being sued by current and former employees as a result of COVID-19. These lawsuits come from many angles including paid leave requirements, disability accommodations, and concerns over workplace safety. The cases below highlight issues… Read more

OSHA Instructs Discretion in Issuing Citations During COVID-19 Pandemic (Coronavirus and the Law)

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA understands some employers may face difficulties complying with the multitude of OSHA standards. OSHA Memorandum In the April 16, 2020 Enforcement Memorandum, OSHA acknowledges the widespread business closures, restrictions on travel, limitations on… Read more

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