The American Bar Association periodically publishes brief papers on topics of popular interest. They call the papers “Fact Check” papers. The ABA has published a Fact Check paper on whether and to what extent an employee can refuse to work at unsafe work places. See that paper here. The paper points to the general

Coronavirus FAQ:

My job expects me back to work next week. My spouse has an underlying condition and I am afraid I might bring the virus home to him. Do I have to go back to work?

If the underlying condition is serious enough that it rises to the level of a disability, then you

Secretary Modly’s visit to the Theodore Roosevelt (the “TR”) reflected a complete lack of leadership. According to the transcript, the Secretary essentially fussed at the crew for supporting Capt. Crozier. He told them to take care of one another and not to complain. See transcript here. Consider how public media came to possess a

One question that has arisen regarding this outbreak is can employers be liable if their employees contract the coronavirus? The Occupational Safety and Health Act has a general provision requiring employers to provide a safe working environment for its workers. That provision requires employers to provide a place of employment which is free from “recognized

David Lat has been transferred out of the ICU. He has been taken off the ventilator. The founder of the Above the Law blog appears to be doing much better. His condition is serious but stable. He still needs an oxygen machine, but has progressed to solid foods. He  See the ABA Bar Journal report

Attorney David Lat, founder of the Above the Law blog, has contracted coronavirus. He is in critical condition and has been placed on a ventilator. He lives in New York and has been prescribed the malarial drug, chloroquine and azithromycin. Mr. Lat is a very healthy person normally, who has participated in two marathons. He

What rights do you have regarding the coronavirus? Chris McKinney, a top notch lawyer,  has drafted some very good FAQ’s regarding this new pandemic. See his post here As a serious illness, most employees would be covered by the Family Medical Leave Act if they contract the virus. The more difficult question is must an

SFC Javier J. Gutierrez was killed in Afghanistan last Saturday. SFC Gutierrez was a graduate of Burbank High School, where he participated in Junior ROTC. After graduating from high school in 2009, SFC Gutierrez joined the Army. His father, a Desert Storm veteran, had joined the Marines. The young Gutierrez had a stellar career in

William Hurt plays a character, Thomas Tulley in the movie, The Last Full Measure. Near the end of the flick, MSGT Tulley admits that he felt this guilt when he discovered the body of his friend, William H. Pitsenbarger. Tully felt guilty because his first reaction at seeing the bullet riddled body of his

So, what did Mr. Brodesky do when he considered Confederate memorials and what should be done with them? I previously wrote about his opinion piece here. He contacted this author. He interviewed me. He met with the ladies he mentions in his April 20 piece and listened and watched their slide show. The slide