Recently there has been a noticeable increase in complaints filed by employees with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (“OSHA”) concerning COVID-19 infection control procedures. Employees have complained about a lack of enforcement or implementation of COVID-19 safety measures such as mask wearing, temperature checks, and proper social distancing. Although OSHA has not implemented a . . .
A bankruptcy court in Illinois has held that a governor’s shut-down order, combined with a force majeure provision in a restaurant’s lease, partially excused the restaurant’s obligation to pay rent.* The case is significant because it provides commercial tenants a basis to seek relief from rental payments due to COVID-19. Governor’s Executive Orders as Force . . .
On June 3, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued a much-awaited opinion concerning sexual harassment law. The court reaffirmed cases holding that sexually harassing behavior must be “severe or pervasive” in order to state a valid claim, but also pointed out that societal views of what constitutes severe or pervasive harassment have evolved to the . . .