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What Free Speech? Social Media Pitfalls for Public Employees

Tue June 30, 2020 Publications

On July 6, 2016, the aftermath of Philando Castile’s shooting by a Minnesota police officer was live-streamed on Facebook. The next day, Anthony Venable, an officer with the Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Police Department (MNPD), posted a number of comments in a Facebook conversation including: “Yeah, I would have […]

What to Do When an Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Mon June 29, 2020 Publications

This checklist for employers is based on recently issued guidance from CDC, OSHA, and EEOC on how to respond upon learning an employee is infected with COVID-19. 1. Maintain the employee’s confidentiality. Do not identify to others the infected employee’s name or other identifying information. Confidentiality is required by the […]

OSHA’s Brand New Guidelines for Reopening

Sun June 21, 2020 Publications

On June 18, 2020, OSHA issued its Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID- 19, a 32-page downloadable booklet (link below). This supplements the guidance issued by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The guidance describes how a COVID-19 outbreak could affect workplaces and […]