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Recent Developments From The Occupational Safety And Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the government agency tasked with setting and enforcing workplace safety standards.
United States
12 Jul 2016
OSHA's Final Rule On Electronic Tracking Of Workplace Injuries And Illnesses
In keeping with Assistant Secretary of Labor Dr. David Michaels' promise to "shame" employers into compliance, on May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its final rule...
United States
19 May 2016
State Appellate Court Considers Employer's Duty To Conduct Criminal Background Checks
In the last few years, there has been a significant spike in the number of lawsuits challenging employer use of criminal background checks, including class action lawsuits brought under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.
United States
16 Sep 2015
West Virginia's Amended Deliberate Intent Statute
For a number of years, W. Va. Code § 23-4-2 has provided employees with work-related injuries an avenue to circumvent the workers' compensation immunity afforded to West Virginia employers.
United States
22 Jul 2015
US Supreme Court Rejects State Public Policy Grounds For Refusing To Enforce Arbitration Agreements Under The FAA
In Marmet Health Care Center, Inc. v. Brown, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overruled the West Virginia Supreme Court's refusal to enforce a predispute arbitration agreement governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) based upon a state public policy prohibiting arbitration of claims alleging personal injury or wrongful death against nursing homes.
United States
6 Mar 2012
California Appellate Court Addresses When Employers Are Liable For Injuries Caused By Their Employees
Under facts never before addressed by a California court, a California Court of Appeal recently ruled that when an on-duty employee injures an individual while engaging in arguably personal pursuits, the employer is still liable for the injuries.
United States
10 Nov 2011
California Supreme Court Resolves Who Is Responsible if an Employee of an Independent Contractor Is Injured on the Job
In Seabright Insurance Company v. US Airways, No. S182508 (Aug. 22, 2011), the California Supreme Court held that, when an employee of an independent contractor is injured due to the failure of the independent contractor to comply with workplace safety requirements, liability for the injury is with the employee's employer, not the entity engaging the services of the contractor.
United States
30 Aug 2011
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