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OSHA Issues Revised Guidance for Recording Cases of COVID-19

On May 19, 2020, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued revised enforcement guidance for recording cases of COVID-19, effectively rescinding their previous guidance memorandum of April 10, 2020. OSHA had previously required employers ...

Labor Department Eases Retail Sales Overtime Exemption

On May 18, 2020, the Department of Labor issued a final rule eliminating certain restrictions on businesses seeking to take advantage of the retail or service establishment exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). ...

Governor Walz Issues COVID-19 Anti-Retaliation Order

On May 13, 2020, Governor Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-54 clarifying that employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who voice safety concerns to management related to COVID-19. The Executive Order additionally provides a ...