By Adam H. Laughton, Mark A.Lies, II, and Daniel R. Birnbaum

Seyfarth Synopsis: With coronavirus infections continuing to spread both in the US and abroad, fears of a pandemic with serious disruptions to the economy and everyday life continue to grow. Concerns are compounded for healthcare providers and facilities, who are not only employers but are also
Continue Reading Coronavirus Preparation for Healthcare Facilities and Providers

By James L. Curtis, Brent I. Clark, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Given the fast moving fact and legal issues surrounding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), Seyfarth has established a website to keep employers up to date on the latest developments

To update employers on the latest information on Coronavirus, we have prepared a website dedicated
Continue Reading Seyfarth Establishes Coronavirus Website Resources

By Benjamin D. Briggs, Mark A.Lies, II, and Daniel R. Birnbaum

Seyfarth Synopsis: By now, the worldwide health authorities and media have publicized the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (sometimes called Coronavirus) (the “virus” or “disease”) that has been first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The United States has experienced a growing number of cases of the
Continue Reading Legal Update and Webinar – Coronavirus Part 2: Preparing for a Potential Pandemic – New Employer Challenges

By Mark A.Lies, II, Brent I. ClarkDaniel R. BirnbaumIlana R. Morady, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Cal/OSHA has issued guidance on protecting workers from exposure to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV or Coronavirus).

Faithful readers are already familiar with our previous dispatches, including Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak—What Employers Need to Know; Coronavirus:
Continue Reading Cal/OSHA Guidance on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

By Mark A.Lies, II and Daniel R. Birnbaum

Seyfarth Synopsis: By now, the worldwide health authorities and media have publicized the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (sometimes called Coronavirus) (the “virus” or “disease”) that has been first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Although the United States has only experienced several cases of the virus, it is only a matter
Continue Reading Legal Update & Webinar – Coronavirus: Employer Liability Issues

By James L. CurtisMark A. Lies, II, Adam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  First American case reported of deadly new Chinese coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has indicated that it is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by a new 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) (coronavirus) first identified in Wuhan,
Continue Reading Chinese Coronavirus Outbreak – What Employers Need to Know

By Sam Witton, Jane Hall, Paul Cutrone, and Sarah Goodhew

Seyfarth Synopsis: It is widely proclaimed that we are in the midst of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR). The leaps and bounds that are being made daily in information technology and biotechnology signal the end of homo sapiens or provide liberating freedom for the


Continue Reading Safeguards, in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Jane HallPaul CutroneSam Witton, and Nick Neil

Seyfarth Synopsis:  We are aware that many of the clients we advise on U.S. workplace safety and health laws and regulations also have operations in Australia.  The below blog provides insights into recent significant developments in workplace safety and health law in Queensland.  Please feel free
Continue Reading Australia: Industrial Manslaughter – Will the Response to Community Outrage Deliver Results?

By Wan Li, Andrew S. Boutros, Kay R. Bonza, and Craig B. Simonsen

China map icon with a recycle iconSeyfarth Synopsis: The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection has just announced criminal, civil, and administrative enforcement statistics, and put companies on notice that those who violate environmental laws and rules may face blacklisting, including restrictions to their future business endeavors.

We have previously written
Continue Reading New Eye-Popping Statistics: Multinationals Operating in China Should be Aware of Increased Enforcement of Chinese Environmental Laws as Well as the Potential for Blacklisting

By Joshua L. Ditelberg and Robert S. Winner

In this edition of Seyfarth Shaw’s Energy Insights Newsletter our Energy and Clean Technologies team covers important developments in Q3 2015 for the energy industry including 1) the latest initiatives from the Environmental Protection Agency on clean power, climate and chemical regulation, 2) the National Labor Relations Board’s major shift on joint-employer
Continue Reading Energy Insights: An Update from the Third Quarter of 2015