OSHA Seeing Small Rise in Whistleblower Complaints 

February 17, 2021

By: Michael D. Billok

As a bonus to Bond’s Feb. 16 webinar about the evolving legal implications of COVID-19 for business, Bond labor and employment attorney Michael D. Billok recorded a short video about the latest guidance and enforcement activity from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

OSHA, which updated its COVID-related guidance in January, has reported a slight uptick in whistleblower activity in recent weeks by employees claiming they were retaliated against because they complained about workplace health and safety conditions. The agency’s guidance recommends employers have a procedure in place informing employees they cannot be retaliated against if they’ve complained about the safety of employees during COVID.

The full presentation covered the following topics:

  • CDC Update - What Does it Mean for New York?
  • OSHA Guidance - Reflections Two Weeks Later
  • Virtual Hearing - What to Expect
  • Update from Albany
  • School Update

Click here to view the webinar in its entirety or to register for upcoming Tuesday presentations.