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John Hargrove is chair of the Labor and Employment Practice Group and is a Fellow in the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He regularly represents public and private companies in mining, construction, manufacturing, medical, communications and warehousing industries, among others. He also represents municipal and quasi-public organizations such as police and fire departments and school boards. John also has represented several nonprofit agencies, ranging from national sports organizations to small local charities. View articles by John

OSHA’s COVID-19 Enforcement Updates: Case Response Plan and Employer Recordkeeping GuidanceOn May 19, 2020, OSHA issued an Updated Interim Enforcement Response Plan for Coronavirus Disease to address how the administration intends to handle COVID-19 related complaints, referrals and reports. At the same time, OSHA also issued Revised Enforcement Guidance for Recording COVID-19 Cases. Both the plan and the updated guidance go into effect on

OSHA Issues Temporary Guidance on Enforcement of Employers’ COVID-19 RecordkeepingOn April 10, 2020, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued interim guidance for the enforcement of employer reporting requirements arising from COVID-19 illnesses that will remain in effect during the duration of the “current public health crisis.” The guidance clarifies when employers must record COVID-19-related cases. Such a case is recordable if an