Topic: whistleblower protection

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 »

New Year Brings New California Employment Laws

California employers and HR managers take note: the winds of change are blowing in your state, and they’re headed right for your employment practices… On January 1, 2013, a broad range of new and revised labor regulations go into effect. Here’s a look at nine of them: 1. Written contracts for employees on commission: “Beginning… Read more »

Breastfeeding, Social Media, Wages, Human Trafficking: California Employers Face Mountain of New Labor Laws

On September 30, 2012, California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed a package of new employment laws and amendments to existing statutes, most of which go into effect on January 1. Here are some of the highlights: On social media privacy: “Assembly Bill No. 1844 prohibits an employer from ‘requiring or requesting an employee or applicant for… Read more »

Do Small Businesses Have to Worry About Bribery?

Do small- and medium-sized businesses have to stay vigilant about bribery from within their ranks? Absolutely, writes Jonathan Kok at Warner Norcross & Judd: “The federal government has enacted laws that make it a crime for businesses operating in the United States to bribe foreign officials in an attempt to obtain favors or favorable treatment.… Read more »