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Do Sit-Stand Work Stations Really Help?

By Richard Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES and Trevor Bardarson, PT, OCS, CBES The use of sit-stand stations has become an increasingly popular method for battling the effects of prolonged seated posture. However, the reality is that office workers, in general,…

Proper Manual Material Handling

By Richard Bunch, PhD, PT, CBES and Trevor Bardarson, PT, OCS, CBES Various publications have listed recommended weight limits for manual material handling. Based on the research used to develop the NIOSH lift equation, it is apparent that about 51…

Employer Guidance for Planning Return-To-Work and Compliance with New Covid-19 Laws

Now that states and local governments are beginning to relax Stay-at-Home orders, many employers are anxious to have their employees return to work and to some sense of normalcy. Employers that have received PPP funds will need to make sure…

Avoiding COVID-Related Employee Disability and Leave Litigation 


A myriad of federal, state, and local laws has been hastily passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, as employers seek to reopen their businesses, in-house counsel and Human Resources professionals tasked with navigating these uncharted waters should bear…

A Guidance Model for Covid-19 Protection at Work

Meat and poultry processing plants across the United States have been forced to shut down as thousands of plant workers have tested positive for COVID-19. Faced with concerns of a nationwide meat shortage as a result of such closures, on…

Employers Providing Face Masks Should Review Their Health and Safety Obligations

Haynes and Boone LLP In its continuing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, on April 3, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) recommended that the general public wear, on a voluntary basis, “cloth face coverings in…

Healthcare Providers – Do Not Neglect EEOC Regulations During the Covid-19 Crisis

Fisher Broyles LLP While we’ve all been hunkering down, fearful for our own health and the health of our loved ones, neighbors and the entire world, the EEOC has still been ferreting out the activities of health care employers who…

Top 10 Things Employers Need to Know About DOL’s New COVID-19 Rules

Fisher Phillips The U.S. Department of Labor issued a new rule to regulate the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) and the paid leave programs that just became law on April 1, 2020. Fisher Phillips digested the 124-page document and…

What to Do If Someone in Your Home Acquires COVID-19

We’ve all learned the basics of how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from becoming infected by the virus that causes COVID-19. Effective social distancing is at the heart of prevention, along with vigilant hand hygiene, disinfecting “high-touch surfaces,”…

Employers Beware – The Problem with Using Computerized Equipment for Employment Physical Ability Testing

By Dr. Richard Bunch, CEO, and Trevor Bardarson, President, WorkSaver Employee Testing Systems One of the most important requirements of a properly designed physical ability test (PAT) is a test protocol that uses employee screening methods that are job-related and…

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