OSHA Publishes COVID-19 Interim Enforcement Plan

The Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA) last week published an Interim Enforcement Response Plan that provides guidance to OSHA personnel on handling complaints, referrals and severe illness reports related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides insight for employers on OSHA’s intent to prioritize complaint investigations relating higher risk of COVID-19 exposure with the hope…

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Trump Reins In Regulatory Enforcement Power

In light of the two aforementioned items, it seems timely to also report on action the President took this week to require more transparency – and less regulatory overreach through the use of rulemaking – by all federal agencies. In a pair of Executive Orders (EOs) he signed this week, President Trump is requiring federal…

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Employment Law Enforcement Office

Believe me when I tell you, nothing good will come out of a proposal in the Chicago Board of Alderman to create a new Office of Labor Standards that would be charged with enforcing minimum wage and paid sick leave laws in the Windy City. Alderman Ameya Pawar is the lead sponsor among 35 others…

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