Topic: OSHA

In the Workplace: Latest Need-to-Know Employment Law News

Latest I-9 forms, ADAAA rulings, NLRB developments, new state laws and federal regulations … keeping up with the myriad legal requirements of managing your employees can be challenging for the best of us. This roundup of recent employment law updates should help: The “Employee Tricked Me Into Firing Her” Defense (Cozen O’Connor): “The NLRB continues… Read more »

In the Workplace: Latest Need-to-Know Employment Law News

What’s new for employers? Plenty. Like gender discrimination lawsuits, EEOC investigations, Facebook firings, FMLA developments, employment visa news, whistleblower claims, healthcare reform, and much more. For your information, here’s a roundup of recent employment law updates from lawyers and law firms on JD Supra: Second Circuit Vindicates Concepcion in Gender Discrimination Case (Sedgwick LLP): “In… Read more »

Do Your Employees Telecommute? You Should Know…

“Employers are responsible for providing a safe workplace to all employees, even employees working at home…” (Eric Uhl, Fisher & Phillips) Telecommuting may provide companies with a number of benefits, but it’s not without legal risk. Here are five issues to consider: 1. Wage and hour laws: “While telecommuting may appear to be a terrific… Read more »

OSHA Regulatory Agenda Targets Recordkeeping Requirements, Injury Prevention, and Whistleblower Protection

In late December 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (along with other federal agencies) published its semi-annual agenda detailing the current and planned regulatory focus of the agency. For your reference, here’s a look at three key items: 1. Reporting and recordkeeping requirements: The agency is “revising list of industries that are partially exempt… Read more »

5 Ways OSHA Keeps Employees Safe

The Occupational Safety and Health Act is the primary law that governs workplace health and safety. It places a number of obligations and responsibilities on employers for providing safe working conditions for all employees. Compliance with the Act is enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which employs a variety of methods designed… Read more »

DC Appeals Court Rejects OSHA Citations for Recordkeeping Violations

Employers cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for failing to keep accurate injury or illness logs may have obtained a reprieve. Earlier this month, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled in Secretary of Labor v. AKM LLC d/b/a Volks Constructors that OSHA’s practice of citing employers for not recording… Read more »

Congratulations, You’re an Employer! Now What?

The good news is that your business is growing, and you’re ready to hire your first employee. But that means stepping into what is likely to be unknown territory: you’ve got to write a job description, interview candidates, find the right person, and – most importantly – manage your new employee once he or she… Read more »

7 Employment Law “Hot Buttons” for Small Business – A Legal Roundup

The landscape of employment laws evolves quickly, and entrepreneurs and small business owners are often left scrambling to understand new rules and implement new procedures. To reduce the stress, read these legal updates on seven employment law “hot buttons” that should be on the radar screen of every small business: 1.Social Media in the Workplace… Read more »

Employment Law Roundup: NLRB, California Wage-Hour, OSHA Postings, and More

For your reference, an overview of recent commentary on labor and employment law: National Labor Relations Board NLRB Report Challenges Validity of Many Commonly Used Social Media Policies (Littler) NRLB Report: Employers’ Social Media Policies Must be Narrow, Must not Restrict Right to Engage in Protected Activities (Mintz Levin – Employment, Labor & Benefits) Alternative… Read more »