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Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Regulations And Executive Orders Are Rescinded
On March 27, 2017, President Trump took two coordinated actions to permanently eliminate the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces regulations promulgated last summer and the underlying Executive Orders.
United States
28 Mar 2017
Vietnam - Labor Law Alert - Unprecedented - Imprisonment Jail For Labor Law Violation – New Penal Code Sanctions! What You Must Know:
At the time of this article, the Law on Amendment and Supplementation is presumably in the technical correction phase at the National Assembly and the final official version will take some weeks...
28 Mar 2017
10 Ways To Celebrate The Holidays And Minimize Legal Risk
So here's a checklist of issues to minimize the risk that your December celebrations will result in January claims.
United States
6 Dec 2016
Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Final Rule And Final Guidance To Be Published
Yesterday, the FAR Council and the Department of Labor issued final regulations and final guidance implementing Executive Order 13673 – Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.
United States
25 Aug 2016
OSHA's New Workplace Injury Reporting Rule: A Nudge In The Right Direction, Or Enforcement By Shame?
The final rule requires employers to inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses without fear of retaliation.
United States
19 May 2016
NYC Issues Crawler Crane Safety Requirements
Following another recent crane accident, New York City issued interim regulations addressing crawler crane safety requirements.
United States
29 Mar 2016
Apply Common Sense To Indemnity Claim
A mechanical sub's employee is severely injured during a coffee break when an improperly-fastened section of limestone façade comes loose near where he is sitting.
United States
29 Jul 2015
A Sobering Reflection On The Dangers Of Unsafe Construction
The San Jose Mercury News reports the manslaughter convictions of a construction company owner and project manager, who proceeded with unprotected excavation work in the face of a stop-work order from the local building inspector.
United States
20 May 2015
Updates To OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Recordkeeping regulation (29 CFR 1904) covered employers are required to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses.
United States
26 Jan 2015
Guidance For Employers Regarding Ebola
On September 30, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first travel-associated case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States.
United States
20 Oct 2014
Guidance For Employers' Hurricane And Disaster Preparation
With hurricane season approaching and in light of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath last year, employers should be aware of employment laws that may be implicated in the event of a natural disaster.
United States
5 Jun 2013
With Hurricanes Come Unprecedented HR Challenges
Unlike some states, Florida has no law which prohibits employers from taking action against employees who refuse to work because of an impending hurricane
United States
4 Jul 2012
Guidance For Employers' Hurricane And Disaster Preparation
Hurricanes can present unique challenges for employers. Although it is practically impossible to be fully prepared for any natural disaster, it is important for employers to be aware of employment laws that may be implicated in such situations.
United States
6 Dec 2011
Split Vote By CPSC Signals That Tracking Labels Must Be Placed On Children´s Products By August 14, 2009
A split vote by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ("CPSC") regarding new product labeling requirements is likely to offer little relief to a consumer product industry trying to comply with new safety standards, and signals that permanent tracking labels must be placed on children's products as of August 14, 2009.
United States
28 May 2009
Preparing Your Workplace For A Potential Swine Flu Pandemic—A Checklist For Employers
As a result of the continued spread of the human swine flu across the United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a nationwide public health emergency on April 26, 2009.
United States
5 May 2009
Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 Approved by Congress and Headed for President
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have approved the Conference Report on H.R. 4040, known as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 ("the Act"), and will be sending the legislation to the President for his signature.
United States
7 Aug 2008
Employment And Privacy Law Developments: Racial Association Under Title VII and Proposed FERPA Regulations
In a case of first impression before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the court held that an employer may violate Title VII if it takes action against an employee because of the employee's association with a person of another race.
United States
10 Apr 2008
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