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7th Circuit Rules That Extreme Obesity Is Not An ADA Impairment (At Least On These Facts)
We have blogged previously about obesity in the workplace.
United States
12 Jul 2019
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Still Business-Friendly Times – DOJ Limits The Use Of Agency Guidance Documents In Civil Enforcement
In another business-friendly move, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently updated its Justice Manual to clarify that it "should not treat a party's noncompliance with a guidance document as itself a violation...
United States
16 Jan 2019
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Facing Addiction In The Workplace: The Surgeon General's Spotlight
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Surgeon General, has just released a Report on "Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids" (Washington, DC: HHS, September 2018).
United States
28 Sep 2018
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Cal/OSHA Drafts Rules For Workplace Violence Prevention In General Industry
The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) recently held an advisory meeting on the Agency's draft rules for Workplace Violence Prevention in General Industry.
United States
8 Feb 2018
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Restaurant Wrong To Fire Workers Over Email Criticizing The Restaurant And Its Managers
Employer must reinstate four employees after it terminated the employees for agreeing with a former coworker's email that complained about their terms and conditions of employment.
United States
11 May 2017
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OSHA Rescinds Its Union Non-Employee "Walk-Around" Rights Interpretation
In a victory for employers, OSHA has rescinded its policy allowing union representatives to participate in OSHA inspections of non-union employers.
United States
10 May 2017
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OSHA Promotes Safe And Sound Campaign To Assist Employers — A Change In Approach
OSHA has recently "launched" a "Campaign for Safety & Health Programs," that it indicates is an approach that has been proven by "best in class" employers to reduce injuries and illnesses and improve their businesses.
United States
7 Apr 2017
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What NOT To Do In An Investigation – $2 Million Willful Judgment Affirmed Where Employer "Whited-Out" And Edited Time Records
Employer is caught by WHD investigator instructing its employees to lie during interviews, and provides falsified records, containing whited-out and edited time records...
United States
6 Mar 2017
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Business Group Challenge To OSHA Interpretation Survives Motion To Dismiss And Leaves Serious Questions About Continued Viability Of Interpretation
In a victory for employers, a Texas federal court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit challenging an OSHA interpretation under which non-employee union representatives were permitted to participate...
United States
27 Feb 2017
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Osha Civil Penalties Going Up Again – Adopts 2017 Maximums
The DOL has published its 2017 OSHA civil penalties.
United States
24 Jan 2017
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OSHA Procedures For Retaliation Complaints Under The Affordable Care Act Await New Administration
The Affordable Care Act faces an uncertain future under the Trump administration, which will affect whistleblower provisions enforced by OSHA.
United States
23 Jan 2017
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OSHA's New Electronic Reporting And Anti-Retaliation Rule Challenged By Industry Groups In Oklahoma
Business organizations have once again brought suit against OSHA's new electronic reporting and retaliation rule, arguing that the proposed online database violates employers' ...
United States
19 Jan 2017
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Proposed Rule For Prevention Of Workplace Violence In Healthcare And Social Assistance Industries
OSHA Publishes RFI on Proposed Rule Concerning Workplace Violence in Healthcare and Social Assistance Industries.
United States
20 Dec 2016
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CA Nears Adoption Of New Workplace Violence Regulations For Health Care Employers, Home Health Providers, And Emergency Responders
The California Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board approved last week its regulations on Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care, CCR Title 8, Section 3342.
United States
8 Nov 2016
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Despite Lawsuit, OSHA Publishes Interpretation For New Workplace Injury And Illness Reporting Rule
Despite an ongoing lawsuit over its rules, OSHA issues interpretation for its May 2016 retaliation and recordkeeping rule.
United States
4 Nov 2016
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NLRB Administrative Judge Finds Employee Facebook Post Was Protected Speech
A new NLRB decision that attempts to define further the boundaries of protected speech under the NLRA.
United States
20 Sep 2016
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OSHA Sued Over Employee Inspection Walk-Around Rights Interpretation
Industry has sued to block OSHA's efforts to give unions increased access to non-union worksites
United States
16 Sep 2016
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Guns And Motorcycle Clubs Oh My! – What's An HR Manager To Do?
This blog offers some comments on the decisions, and recommendations for employers.
United States
19 Aug 2016
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FTC Raises Maximum Civil Penalties
The FTC has adjusted its per violation penalties, in some cases by substantial amounts.
United States
18 Jul 2016
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Food Manufacturer Found Liable In Donning And Doffing Case
Even in the face of a collective bargaining agreement the State of Arkansas reconsiders whether employees should be compensated for time they spend putting on and taking off required protective gear.
United States
13 Jun 2016
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