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Employment And Labor Quarterly Update - September 2018
As previously reported, both New York State and New York City recently enacted laws requiring employers to step up their efforts to stop sexual harassment in the workplace.
United States
28 Sep 2018
United States
27 Sep 2018
OSHA Deadline Looms
OSHA Form 300A is a summary of all serious work-related illnesses and injuries suffered by employees in the previous year.
United States
2 Feb 2017
Connecticut Supreme Court Bars Bystander Emotional Distress Claims Arising Out Of Compensable Workplace Injuries
On August 9, the Connecticut Supreme Court will officially release an opinion barring bystander emotional distress claims against employers, where such claims arise out of the witnessing of a compensable injury to an employee.
United States
9 Aug 2016
EPA And OSHA Increasing Maximum Civil Penalty Amounts Effective August 1
Per Table 2 of the interim final rule, EPA is implementing more than 65 maximum penalty increases across the environmental statutes EPA enforces.
United States
1 Aug 2016
Final OSHA Rule for Silica Published
On March 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule establishing a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica of 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an eight-hour shift.
United States
4 Apr 2016
OSHA Penalties To Dramatically Increase This Summer
To monitor employers' compliance with these federal standards, OSHA conducts on-site inspections, normally without any advance notice.
United States
11 Jan 2016
OSHA To Move To Inspection Weighting System
Earlier this fall, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels announced that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") will be implementing a new protocol under which OSHA will evaluate inspections based on their complexity and need for resources.
United States
7 Nov 2015
OSHA’s Expanded Recording And Reporting Requirements Effective January 1, 2015
On January 1, 2015, the following revised recording and reporting requirements adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on September 11, 2014, go into effect.
United States
17 Dec 2014
December 1st Is OSHA’s Deadline To Train Employees On Revised Hazard Communication Standard
December 1, 2013 is the deadline set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") for employers to train their employees on OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard ("HCS").
United States
19 Nov 2013
OSHA Issues Web Resources To Protect Employees From Exposure To Hazardous Chemicals
On October 24, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") initiated two new internet resources to assist employers in better protecting their employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals.
United States
5 Nov 2013
Has Your Company Posted Its OSHA 300A Form?
The Occupational Health and Safety Act requires most employers with more than ten employees to record work-related illnesses and injuries using OSHA Form 300A.
United States
4 Mar 2013
Hurricane Sandy Creates Environmental, Safety And Health Concerns For Local Employers
In addition to widespread power outages and property damage, Hurricane Sandy also generated a host of other issues for employers.
United States
15 Jan 2013
OSHA Issues Stiff Penalties To New Jersey Company For Repeat Violations
On August 28, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited La Conti Concrete & Masonry Inc. for nine violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
United States
26 Sep 2012
Second Circuit Rules Against OSHA On Single Employer Status Of Affiliate Companies
In 2002, OSHA cited Loretto-Oswego Residential Health Care Facility for several violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, including several repeat violations.
United States
26 Sep 2012
Food Packaging Company Seals Up FMLA Lawsuit
Food packaging giant Cryovac, Inc. recently defeated a former employee’s FMLA interference claim because he failed to immediately report his workplace injury in violation of company policy.
United States
15 Jul 2012
A Day At The Beach Or The Office? Addressing Summer Dress Code Issues
If employees' summer attire begins to resemble a day at the beach rather than a day at the office, it is likely time to remind employees of your dress code policy.
United States
28 Jun 2012
New OSHA Safety Guidelines For Lab Workers
Over the past several years, there have been a number of high-profile accidents in U.S. laboratories.
United States
23 Nov 2011
OSHA Issues Workplace Violence Directive
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") recently issued a directive called "Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Incidents of Workplace Violence."
United States
14 Oct 2011
Court Rules No Apportionment Under Connecticut Transfer Act
Entities that have signed as the Certifying Party pursuant to the Connecticut Transfer Act take note - for Transfer Act sites with multiple Certifying Parties on file with the Department of Environmental Protection ("DEP"), DEP can opt to enforce Transfer Act obligations against only one Certifying Party.
United States
17 Jun 2010
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