The second annual EHS Today's America's Safest Companies Conference, which was co-sponsored by Fisher & Phillips LLP, brought together several hundred stakeholders to discuss workplace safety issues affecting employers and to...more
A South Dakota manufacturer has agreed to pay $1.3 million in fines and criminal penalties to avoid prosecution for workplace safety violations that resulted in an employee's death.
In exchange for amnesty from the...more
Wal-Mart and the US Department of Labor (DOL) entered into a written settlement agreement resolving multiple safety citations filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission against the mega-store...more
Starting on July 1, 2013, business owners will no longer be permitted to keep guns out of their parking lots. A new law signed by the governor decriminalizes keeping a gun in a privately-owned car if the following conditions...more
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick recently signed a bill that will require direct service providers who receive funding from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide workplace violence prevention...more
The US Senate recently approved the Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act (TTSCA) in an effort to eradicate a loophole brought to life in a recent Second Circuit case, US vs. Aleynikov, +676 F.3d 71. The new Act is...more
A settlement related to BP's involvement in the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill includes the largest criminal penalty in US history and serious charges against some employees.
The result in the BP oil spill case demonstrates...more