By Chris DeMeo, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: CDC and OSHA issues specific guidance related to COVID-19 policies, administrative controls, engineering controls, personal protective equipment, and face masks for the nursing home industry.   

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing homes and care facilities have instituted significant precautions and protocols to address employee and resident
Continue Reading CDC and OSHA Issue COVID-19 Guidance for the Nursing Home Industry

By Minh N. Vu and John W. Egan

Seyfarth Synopsis: Reopening businesses need to carefully consider how social distancing and other Covid-19 mitigation measures will impact customers with disabilities and be prepared to make adjustments.

Covid-19 has had a profound impact on the ways in which we use (or, more accurately, avoid) public accommodations spaces in recent months.  As


Continue Reading Reopening Businesses Face Thorny Customer-Facing ADA Issues

By James L. CurtisMark A. Lies, IIAdam R. Young, Matthew A. Sloan, and Craig B. Simonsen

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Last week, the President issued an Executive Order under the Defense Production Act of 1950 to protect the continued operation of the nation’s meat and poultry processors during
Continue Reading President Issues Executive Order To Protect Continued Operation of Nation’s Meat Processors; OSHA Adopts Enforcement Discretion

By Mark L. Johnson, Mark A. Lies, II, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: After a Sangamon County Circuit Court temporarily blocked the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission’s (IWCC) emergency rule that created a rebuttable presumption that injured employees contracted COVID-19 at work, the IWCC repealed the emergency rules.

Infectious diseases transmitted in the
Continue Reading Illinois Worker’s Compensation Emergency Rules Establishing Rebuttable Presumption for COVID-19 Have Been Withdrawn