The arrival of summer means beaches, BBQs, and baseball. It also means hot weather, humidity, and the potential danger presented by heat illness.
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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.
Cal/OSHA regulations are enforced by a state agency in administrative litigation. A new Supreme Court decision, Solus Industrial Innovations, Inc. v. Superior Court, allows employees allegedly suffering injuries caused by Cal/OSHA violations to sue for unfair business practices.
Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a statement1 indicating a revocation of the “hands-off” position reflected in past Justice Department guidance regarding investigation and prosecution of those using marijuana in accordance with state law.
As 2017 draws to a conclusion, it is important to look back at what occurred in 2017 and hopefully learn from events because, as human beings, if we do not learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it, in this case, with tragic results. The Romans understood this because they had a mythical god, Janus, who had two heads, one looking backward to the past and one to the future.