By James L. Curtis, Daniel R. Birnbaum, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: Employers should prepare for the holiday shopping season and protect their employees from harm and injuries.

As the holiday shopping season approaches, OSHA has previously reminded retail and hospitality employers of the importance of taking safety precautions during the

By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

OSHA’s Assistant Secretary David Michaels has just “reminded” the chief executive officers and retail trade associations that it is “critical … to take safety precautions to protect workers who may be injured during the holiday season’s major sales events, such as Black Friday sales.”

Holiday shopping has

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

Holiday shopping is increasingly becoming associated with violence and hazards. At one large national chain store last year “crowds who came looking for holiday deals came face-to-face with riots, shootings, and pepper-spray attacks”.  CNN notes that “violence marred Black Friday