The United States Department of Labor (USDOL) has issued the updates below on employment law matters.
Revised Enforcement Policies for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted two revised policies for enforcing OSHA's requirements to ensure employers are taking action to protect their employees, including workers with disabilities, with respect to COVID-19, as economies reopen in states throughout the country. First, OSHA is increasing in-person inspections at all types of workplaces and is prioritizing COVID-19 inspections. Second, OSHA is revising its previous enforcement policy for recording cases of COVID-19. Under OSHA's recordkeeping requirements, COVID-19 is a recordable illness, and employers are responsible for recording confirmed cases of work-related COVID-19.
• Read the news release
Future of Work Podcasts
The Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) posted two new episodes of its Future of Work podcast series. The first, on "Creating Virtual Reality Workplace Training Programs for People with Disabilities," discusses how employers can create successful virtual reality (VR) workplace training programs for people with disabilities. In the second Webcast, "Eliminating Algorithmic Bias in Hiring and Employment," it discusses an organization's approach to reducing algorithmic bias and the steps that employers can take.
• Listen to "Creating Virtual Reality Workplace Training Programs for People with Disabilities"
• Listen to "Eliminating Algorithmic Bias in Hiring and Employment"