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NYC To Ban Preemployment Marijuana Testing
Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill prohibiting preemployment drug testing for the presence of marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol.
United States
16 Aug 2019
High Times For Employees In Nevada: New Restrictions On Preemployment Drug-Screening Of Applicants Who Test Positive For Marijuana
Beginning in 2020, Nevada employers can no longer refuse to hire a job applicant for failing a preemployment marijuana screening test.
United States
1 Jul 2019
Missouri District Court Decertifies FLSA Class Of IT Workers
We've noted before that while conditional certification motions are often granted, such classes fare far less well at the second decertification stage and just as poorly on the eve of trial.
United States
24 May 2019
OSHRC Announces Meaningful Changes To Its Procedural Rules, Including Mandatory Electronic Filing And Elimination Of Settlement Approval
For the first time in nearly 15 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission is set to adopt comprehensive revisions to the Rules of Procedure governing cases coming under its jurisdiction.
United States
6 May 2019
DOL Proposes New Definition Of Joint Employer, Seeks To Clear Up A Confusing Label
Sometimes it's obvious what something is, and you don't need a label. Other times it's not so obvious, and you do need a label.
United States
17 Apr 2019
NYC Employers Should Care About Hair
In February 2019, the New York City Commission on Human Rights issued legal enforcement guidance on racial discrimination on the basis of hair ...
United States
11 Apr 2019
New York City Amends Human Rights Law To Protect Sexual And Reproductive Health Decisions
New York City employers should be aware of a recent amendment to the NYCHRL that adds sexual and reproductive health decisions ...
United States
11 Apr 2019
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update - February 2019
Below is this week's "Capitol Hill Healthcare Update," which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session. Highlights this week
United States
15 Feb 2019
Bakerhostetler FDA And Pharmacy Weekly Digest - January 23, 2019
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted:
United States
28 Jan 2019
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update - January 22, 2019
Below is this week's "Capitol Hill Healthcare Update," which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session.
United States
25 Jan 2019
Religious And Medical Accommodations Of Mandatory Flu Shot Requirements
It's that time of year again – flu season! This year, just as in years prior, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all individuals 6 months and older receive the influenza vaccination (flu vaccine) to prevent the flu virus.
United States
7 Jan 2019
BakerHostetler FDA And Pharmacy Weekly Digest - November 12, 2018
The FDA issued a report on the prevalence of food-borne illness risk factors in fast-food and full-service restaurants. The results are part of the first phase of a 10-year study on the issue.
United States
15 Nov 2018
State Court Asked To ‘Weigh In' On Whether Obesity Constitutes An Impairment Under Anti-Discrimination Law
On Sept. 17, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified to the Washington Supreme Court the question of whether obesity qualifies as an "impairment" and thus a "disability" under the state's anti-discrimination law.
United States
17 Oct 2018
New Jersey Adopts A Statewide Paid Sick Leave Act
On May 2, 2018, the governor signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, which the New Jersey Legislature passed on April 12.
United States
3 Aug 2018
New York City Expands Paid Sick Leave Law With Creation Of 'Safe Time'
On May 5, 2018, NYC's amended sick leave law went into effect. Previously, it was known as the Earned Sick Time Act ...
United States
2 Aug 2018
OSHA To Begin Enforcement Of Crystalline Silica Standard On June 23, 2018
On June 23, 2018, the Department of Labor will begin enforcing a new crystalline silica standard that was originally proposed on June 23, 2016.
United States
27 Jun 2018
OSHA Delays Start Of New Online Recordkeeping Rule
On May 17, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that employers do not have to file injury and illness information online with OSHA by the July 1 filing deadline.
United States
24 May 2017
DOJ Indictment Of Senior Project Manager Reminds Employers Of Severity Of Potential Consequences When Dealing With OSHA Inspectors
A 49-year-old senior project manager for a roofing contractor was indicted on April 19 on three charges that he made false, fictitious and fraudulent statements to federal OSHA investigators.
United States
2 May 2017
President Trump Proposes Defunding The Chemical Safety Board
President Trump has proposed a budget for next year that would cut all funding for the U.S. Chemical Safety Board.
United States
18 Apr 2017
OSHA's Top 10 Hits: The Most Common Citations
CitationsOSHA has released its list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations that occurred in the last fiscal year.
United States
18 Apr 2017
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