The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) oversees a whistleblower protection program that enforces the whistleblower provisions of more than 20 federal statutes.

These provisions protect employees from retaliation for reporting violations of various laws and for engaging in other related protected activities.      

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compels employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees who need it. These accommodations can be straightforward and may include installing a wheelchair ramp or adding text-to-voice software on a computer. In many cases, the accommodation needed for an employee to perform their job is obvious. But what happens when […]

This table helps employers understand which leave benefits (if any) apply to employees in various coronavirus-related situations. The information in this table is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. It is meant to give a general picture of benefits available in certain COVID-19 work-related situations. Please note that this […]

On April 1, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) published its 2020 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria (OOSC). The new criteria supersede all previous iterations. The OOSC is intended to identify critical safety violations and provide guidelines for officers to use when conducting a roadside safety inspection on a vehicle or driver. Out-of-service violations can […]

On April 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released corrections to regulations published under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The regulations, published April 6, 2020, clarify and explain the employee leave provisions under the FFCRA’s Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) and Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA). While […]

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enacted on March 27, 2020, provides federal funding to expand the availability of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency. Under this law, virtually all types of workers, even those who otherwise would not qualify for UI benefits, may receive payments for […]