By Ping Wang and Catherine M. Dacre

Seyfarth Synopsis: California’s Second District Court of Appeal recently reversed a 12.6 million jury verdict in favor of an independent contractor’s employee for injuries he suffered from a broken roof hatch of a commercial building. In reversing the verdict, the court held that the building’s owner and management company were not liable because

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By Adam R. YoungMark A. Lies, II, and A. Scott Hecker

Seyfarth Synopsis: Most employers understand that they are required to report serious injuries and illnesses to OSHA shortly after they occur. Even employers in low hazard industries who are not required to keep written OSHA records still face reporting obligations.

Federal OSHA regulations require employers

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By Benjamin D. BriggsA. Scott Hecker, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: CDC’s new COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation calculator “takes the stress out of deciding when, and for how long, individuals with COVID-19 and close contacts need to stay home, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask.”

The new CDC calculator may
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By James L. Curtis, Brent I. ClarkMark A. LiesAdam YoungPatrick D. Joyce, A. Scott Hecker, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that “U.S. healthcare workers experienced a staggering 249 percent increase in injury and illness rates in 2020, based on employer-reported data, as
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