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OSHA Reporting Freeze Continues As Court Dismisses Challenge
A federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration wrongfully delayed the compliance deadline for its own recordkeeping reporting regulation.
United States
14 Oct 2019
2
Combating The Flu: Retail Sector Employers Among Most Prone To Workplace Disruptions
In most workplaces across the country, a perfect attendance record will be met with applause. Employees who "tough it out"
United States
9 Oct 2019
3
Opinion: Labor Secretary Pick Likely To Be Popular With Georgia Employers
In an Op-Ed published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ed Foulke reviews the credentials of the new U.S. Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia.
United States
9 Oct 2019
4
Criminal Charges For OSHA Violations? State Prosecutors Take Note
Many employers know that in particular circumstances, OSHA can issue criminal sanctions.
United States
1 Oct 2019
5
Worrying Challenges In Performing Embedded Or Plant Shutdown Work
After 35 years of practice, certain issues keep me awake at night. One concern is about contractors working onsite or embedded in a working plant or other facility.
United States
27 Sep 2019
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AGC-Willis Towers Watson 2019 Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) Releases Annual Safety Best Practices.
The Construction industry is fortunate to have numerous stakeholders committed to safety ranging from Craft Unions and groups such as CPWR to Industry Associations
United States
24 Sep 2019
7
OSHA Appoints New Director Of Directorate Of Construction (DOC).
To almost everyone's delight, OSHA has filled the vital position of the Director of the Directorate of Construction (DOC).
United States
24 Sep 2019
8
Could A Mistake By Your Company Nurse Lead To Civil Liability In North Carolina?
Employers have long operated under the premise that the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act provides the exclusive remedy for workers injured on the job
United States
19 Sep 2019
9
Health Reimbursement Arrangements: What Employers Need To Know And Avoid
Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs) are account-based health plans funded with employer contributions to reimburse eligible participants and dependents for medical expenses
United States
13 Sep 2019
10
Criminal Charges For OSHA Violations? State Prosecutors Are Taking Increased Interest
Most employers are aware that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration can issue monetary penalties for health and safety violations occurring in the workplace
United States
11 Sep 2019
11
Staying Healthy: IRS Expands HDHP-HSA Preventive Care Benefits For Chronic Conditions
A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a popular vehicle for paying health care costs. Employees find HSAs attractive because they can control
United States
4 Sep 2019
12
New Jersey Becomes First State To Require Panic Devices In Hotels
New Jersey recently enacted legislation that requires hotels with at least 100 guest rooms to provide panic devices to certain employees. The purpose of the Panic Device Law is to protect hotel employees,
United States
4 Sep 2019
13
WEB EXCLUSIVE - August 2019: The Top 11 Labor And Employment Law Stories
It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there have been an unprecedented number
United States
3 Sep 2019
14
Learning Through The Haze: Accommodating Medical Marijuana In The School Setting
Over the past few years, we have seen a steadily increasing number of states enact legislation legalizing marijuana for recreational or medical use.
United States
3 Sep 2019
15
Former OSHA Head Says Contractor Should Be Blacklisted For Safety Violations: Can The Government Do That?
Harkening back to the "Blacklists" imposed by the Obama administration, Dr. David Michaels, urged the government to ban a construction contractor from work on public lands.
United States
3 Sep 2019
16
Statements Made By Managers And Supervisors During OSHA Inspections Can Come Back To Haunt You
Everything a manager or supervisor says to an OSHA inspector who shows up at the workplace may be used against the company to support a citation.
United States
2 Sep 2019
17
What Happens If You Don't Pay OSHA Fines?
Ever wonder what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) would do if an employer refused to pay a fine?
United States
30 Aug 2019
18
New York Expands Workplace Protections For Domestic Violence Victims
Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into effect an amendment to New York law expanding the protections employers must provide to employees who are victims of domestic violence
United States
28 Aug 2019
19
What You Need To Know About California's New Emergency Wildfire Smoke Protection Regulation
California has been wrought with devastating wildfires in recent years. Last year, in fact, the state suffered one of its most destructive
United States
27 Aug 2019
20
Healthcare Co-Chair Busts The At-Will Employment "Myth" For Industry Employers
While at-will employment is a foundational principle in most states, employers can run into trouble if they don't recognize the limitations on the "myth...
United States
27 Aug 2019
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