Amy Karff Halevy

Amy Karff Halevy

Bracewell LLP

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OSHA Delays Enforcement of its New Anti-Retaliation Provisions until November 1, 2016

There have been significant developments impacting the portions of OSHA’s new work-related injury and illness rule scheduled to become effective on August 10. As our July 7 alert explained, the new requirements include, among...more

7/18/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Delays Drug Testing Employee Incentive Plans OSHA Preliminary Injunctions Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

Does Your Company Have "Reasonable" Procedures for Employee Reporting of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Consistent with...

OSHA’s May 12, 2016 final rule revising its recording and reporting regulations received a great deal of publicity, in large part, because of the new requirements beginning in 2017 for some employers to electronically submit...more

7/8/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Citations Drug Testing Electronic Filing Employer Liability Issues Fines Incentives OSHA Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

EEOC Files First Suits Against Businesses Alleging Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Previously, federal courts, for the most part, held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion and sex, does not provide a basis for...more

3/3/2016 - EEOC LGBT Sex Discrimination Sexual Orientation Discrimination Title VII Transgender

The Supreme Court Extends the Sarbanes Oxley Act Whistle-Blower Protections

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the whistle-blower protections of Section 806 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act apply to employees of privately held companies that are contractors or subcontractors of a public company....more

3/6/2014 - Fidelity Investments FMR LLC Lawson v FMR Sarbanes-Oxley SCOTUS Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Federal Court Rejects ADA Suit Over Random Alcohol Testing of Probationary Plant Employees

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has dismissed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission challenge to U.S. Steel Corporation's random alcohol testing of probationary employees at one of the company's most safety sensitive...more

2/26/2013 - ADA Alcohol Testing Business Necessity Disability Discrimination EEOC Medical Examinations Probationary Employees Safety Precautions

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