US Federal OSHA updates COVID workplace guidance
On August 13, OSHA issued updated guidance to help employers protect workers from COVID-19.
US OSHA promotes training grants for safer workplaces
The acting assistant secretary for OSHA James Frederick issued an editorial promoting two sources of grant monies available to employers, unions and other organizations.
‘Quis custodiet ipsos custodes’ - or FRAA for short?
The famous dictum "Who will guard the guards themselves?" might well apply to the new oversight agency, the Australian Financial Regulator Assessment Authority (FRAA).
The New World Bank Insolvency Principles: Informal Workouts and MSE Insolvency Processes as Key Pillars of Economic and Financial Stability
On 22 April 2021, the World Bank released the revised edition of its Principles for Effective Insolvency and Creditor/Debtor Regimes (‘Principles’).
Contagion Liability Risk in the United States and Australia for Parent Entities Arising from the Insolvency of a Subsidiary
With the influx of insolvency cases expected on a global basis in coming months as government support measures are wound back, now is an opportune time for businesses to consider the extent of their potential exposure if a subsidiary liquidates. In particular, can losses be isolated within a liquidating subsidiary, or will there be a contagion effect, so that a parent entity may be held liable for the outstanding debts of the subsidiary?
State-specific OSHA guidelines: South Carolina
As employers in South Carolina move towards reopening workplaces, they are reminded to review the Workplace Re-Entry Health and Safety Recommendations established by SC OSHA.
Return-to-work safety guidelines: Michigan
Governor Gretchen Whitmer updated Michigan OSHA’s COVID-19 emergency rules and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Gatherings and Face Masks epidemic order.
COVID-19 workplace safety grants available
A second round of funding was announced for the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program to provide businesses with funds to decrease risk through health and safety-related equipment purchases and training.