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Two Items Employers Need to Know Now:

(1) Paid sick leave and expanded FMLA leave requirements for COVID-19 related reasons ended 12/31/20, and

(2) Paycheck Protection Program loan updates, plus a new PPP loan is available for small/medium employers

  1. Required Paid Leave Under the FFCRA Ended On 12/31/20
  • Paid leave, including emergency paid sick leave (up to 80 hours) and expanded family and medical leave (up to 12 weeks), under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was originally set to expire by its terms on December 31, 2020. 

On May 19, OSHA once again revised its guidance to employers concerning enforcement of the recordkeeping requirements found in 29 CFR §1904, as they pertain to the recording of COVID-19 cases.

From the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, OSHA has stated that COVID-19 is a recordable illness and must be recorded on an employer’s 300 log, if the following three criteria are...


There were just too many guests. This was turning into the biggest employee summer picnic in the history of Larry's modest insulation company. He had expected maybe 45 people max...


Tuesday, 30 April 2019 15:54

Fixed Ladder Standard Changes

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Protection from falls is very important for the safety of any business. According to OSHA, “Falls from ladders account for 20 percent of all fatal and lost work-day injuries in general industry.”


Several changes are about to occur for employers regarding contesting OSHA citations. The updated OSHRC Rules of Procedure, which will go into effect on June 10, 2019, were last revised in 2005. Please remember...


Monday, 10 June 2019 14:35

Update of Heat Stress and OSHA

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It appears that the mandate for employers in the construction industry to provide heat illness protection to their employees is, if anything, more confusing after the decision of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission ...


Monday, 10 December 2018 19:23

Emergency Action Plans

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Having an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a very important part of any safety program. But, what is an EAP and why do you need one? Second question first. If you are in the construction industry (governed by the OSHA 1926 standards) you are required to have an...


Tuesday, 03 January 2017 17:30

“TRUMP CARDS” That May Affect HR

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Eight years under President Obama brought about numerous changes in the laws affecting human resources. If you compare these changes to the “expert” predictions that were made at the beginning of the Obama administration, you would find that some changes were made as predicted, some changes that were predicted were never made, and some changes were made that nobody predicted. With that in mind, what can we expect from President Trump?


The new OSHA anti-retaliation rules became effective after I submitted my last article for Frame Building News. Because these provisions are so critical and have been the subject of so much controversy, I have ...


Wednesday, 03 May 2017 15:53

OSHA – 2013 Interpretative Letter

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OSHA has recently taken action to rescind the February 2013 interpretative letter, also known as the Fairfax memo, which permitted employees at non-union companies to designate a non-employee union representative to accompany an OSHA compliance officer as he/she conducted a site compliance inspection. The Fairfax memo was ...


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