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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The guiding principle for employers to follow when asking or talking about individual employees’ health concerns is “data minimization.” In other words, employers should collect and share employee health information only to the extent necessary to protect the workforce from COVID-19 exposure and should keep those records confidential.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 23, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

An increasing number of employers have made their workforces remote in response to the developing COVID-19 situation…

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 17, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

A growing number of public figures, including CEOs, have tested positive for COVID-19. Since the duties and responsibilities of a CEO often include being the face of the company and meeting with other executives who are, in turn, the faces of their companies, the potential for exposure is obvious.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 17, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

This week, OSHA released new guidance for employers, giving recommendations on how to reduce worker exposure to coronavirus in the face of the COVID-19 situation – a situation that the World Health Organization has now labeled a “pandemic.”

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 12, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Although the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus (or “Covid-19”) within most U.S. workplaces is uncertain, employers should nonetheless evaluate their emergency preparedness plans in response to the potential threat.

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 5, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Recordkeeping is not a sexy issue to write about, but I would be remiss if I did not periodically remind our readers about their recordkeeping obligations under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).

Managing the Modern Workplace

February 25, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

The general duty clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to provide a workplace which is “free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employee.”

Managing the Modern Workplace

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

February 4, 2020
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

In our last installment on state regulation of employers’ firearms policies, found here , we discussed the legal boundaries that Texas imposes on firearms policies generally. Today, we turn towards…

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 19, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

For three years, Texas law has allowed folks with a concealed license the right to carry their firearms openly. Texas continues to expand the rights of gun owners.

Managing the Modern Workplace

November 12, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

On Thursday, Vinson & Elkins will put on its Ninth Annual Fracking Symposium . This is always a popular seminar where professionals discuss evolving industry practices in the United States…

Managing the Modern Workplace

October 1, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

Most good health and safety managers will tell you that “All accidents are preventable.” As a lawyer who often defends employers in OSHA proceedings, I completely agree. And yet, accidents still…

Managing the Modern Workplace

July 30, 2019
Managing the Modern Workplace
Managing the Modern Workplace

If you’ve never heard of a heat policy, you might not think that it could be relevant to your company. But with the rapidly evolving world of human rights law, you may need to think again if your…

Managing the Modern Workplace

June 6, 2019