In a previous newsletter we wrote about OSHA’s 2016 retaliation regulation and associated guidance, which had explained examples of post-accident drug-testing and safety incentive as instances of unlawful retaliation.
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Employers must evaluate their safety protections for pregnant women and engage in the interactive process with employees to find reasonable accommodations
A recent study by the American Transportation Research Institute found that lane changing can be one of the most dangerous moves on the road. According to the study, of the violations that greatly increase a driver’s likelihood of being involved in a crash, two involved lane changing.
The arrival of summer means beaches, BBQs, and baseball. It also means hot weather, humidity, and the potential danger presented by heat illness.
Heroin and prescription opioids use, abuse, and lethality have reached unprecedented levels. These drugs are prolific everywhere you go. It is important that we as responsible citizens be prepared to act. Together you can have an impact and save a life. To learn more, download this month's newsletter.
Shock value: How to protect your company from a negligence lawsuit on account of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Employers are widely installing AEDs to protect employees and visitors, but some states require strict compliance with AED regulations to insulate employers from tort liability.
To be compliant, employers in State Plans that have not yet adopted OSHA’s new rule for electronic filing of injury data for Calendar Year 2017, are required to file in the federal OSHA database.
As of January 1, 2018, hospitality employers in the city of Chicago must provide “panic buttons” for room attendants and restroom workers who work alone.
On March 20, 2018, a unanimous Supreme Court held in Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, No. 15-1439, (Cyan) that the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act of 1998 (“SLUSA”) does not eliminate state courts’ jurisdiction over claims brought solely under the Securities Act of 1933 and those cases cannot be removed to federal court.
As the incidents of workplace shootings tragically continue to mount, society is searching for solutions to stem the tide. The answer is complex involving societal values, constitutional rights, legal liabilities, insurance coverage and a host of other issues.