Daniel Deacon

Daniel Deacon

Conn Maciel Carey LLP

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OSHA Postpones Enforcement of Anti-Retaliation Provisions of e-Recordkeeping Rule Again

OSHA has once again delayed enforcement of the controversial anti-retaliation provisions of its new electronic injury and illness recordkeeping rule. OSHA issued its second delay of the effective date of enforcement of this...more

10/21/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Drug Testing OSHA Reporting Requirements Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

EEOC and State Legislatures Focus on Pay Equity and Transparency

If there is one issue that has remained a hot topic in employment news throughout 2016, it is pay equity and transparency. These topics have not only garnered attention at the federal level but at the state level as...more

10/12/2016 - Data Collection EEO-1 EEOC Equal Pay Wage and Hour

States and Businesses Seek Injunction to Prevent DOL Overtime Rule From Taking Effect on December 1

On September 20, 2016, business groups and states filed two lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas challenging President Obama’s new overtime rule that is set to take effect December 1, 2016. ...more

9/22/2016 - Administrative Procedure Act DOL Exempt-Employees FLSA Minimum Salary Over-Time Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

NFL, Employers, and the Office Fantasy Pool – Gambling in the Workplace

With the start of a new NFL football season around the corner, many employers are likely hearing chatter around the workplace about the upcoming season, predictions, and office football leagues. Office betting pools can have...more

9/9/2016 - Fantasy Sports NCAA NFL PASPA Sports Betting Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)

OSHA’s Recordkeeping Anti-Retaliation Rule: Assault on Pizza Parties, Drug Tests and Exec Compensation

OSHA’s recent Injury and Illness Recordkeeping reform has created quite a stir for employers. As we discussed in an earlier article about the new Recordkeeping rule, OSHA now requires employers to electronically submit to...more

8/30/2016 - Administrative Procedure Act Anti-Retaliation Provisions Drug Testing Electronic Filing Executive Compensation Final Rules Incentives OSHA Preliminary Injunctions Recordkeeping Requirements Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

BEWARE OSHA Phishing Scam Email

Employers should be cautious of an email that has been circulating to numerous employers around the country that appears on its face to be a request from OSHA to download a guidance document about “Safety & Health at U.S.:...more

8/26/2016 - DOL Email HHS OSHA Phishing Scams

House Appropriations Committee OK’s Spending Bill that Prohibits Enforcement of Controversial DOL and NLRB Regulations and...

On July 14th, the House Appropriations Committee approved a $161.6 billion draft Labor, Health, and Human Service bill that contains several provisions that would prevent the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and the National...more

7/27/2016 - Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. DOL FLSA Joint Employers Minimum Salary NLRB Unions Wage and Hour White-Collar Exemptions

D.C. and Maryland Set to Increase Minimum Wage on July 1, 2016

As of July 1, both Maryland’s and the District of Columbia will increase the minimum wage. Maryland’s minimum wage will increase to $8.75 per hour while the District of Columbia’s will increase to $11.50 per hour. Employers...more

6/22/2016 - Consumer Price Index Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Minimum Wage Popular Tipped Employees Wage and Hour

Medical Marijuana and an Employer’s Rights in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

The District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia have all taken steps toward legalizing marijuana in some form. However, these laws differ in many respects and raise some interesting questions for employers. Because medical...more

5/25/2016 - ADA Controlled Substances Act Drug Testing Hiring & Firing Medical Marijuana Popular

[Webinar] New GHS Hazard Communication Standard: Roll-out Issues - May 11th, 1:00 pm EDT

Perhaps the most significant safety related regulatory reform during the Obama Administration has been the amended Hazard Communication Standard, bringing OSHA’s chemical Right-to-Know regulation more in line with the United...more

4/26/2016 - Chemicals Construction Industry Hazardous Communication Standard Manufacturers OSHA Right To Know Safety Data Sheets UN GHS Webinars Workplace Safety

Workplace Violence: Employer Liability in Virginia and Potential VOSH Penalties

Workplace violence has become a serious issue for employers throughout the United States. In the wake of the recent mass shootings that occurred in San Bernardino, CA and Hesston, KA, both of which occurred at least in part...more

4/6/2016 - Employment Policies Mass Shootings Negligent Hiring OSHA Risk Mitigation Vicarious Liability Workplace Violence

DOL Releases Long-Awaited Persuader Rule

On March 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) finalized the long-awaited “persuader” rule requiring employers and their labor relations consultants, including attorneys, to report any activities by these consultants...more

3/24/2016 - Administrative Procedure Act Attorney-Client Privilege DOL LMRDA OLMS Persuader Rules Right To Counsel Unions

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