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If You Can’t Stand the Heat . . .You’re Not Alone: OSHA Kicks Off its Annual Heat Illness Campaign

On May 22, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it was bringing back its heat illness prevention campaign for the fourth straight year. The campaign primarily targets industries with workers...more

7/3/2014 - Construction Workers Employer Liability Issues Farm Workers Hospitality Industry Oil & Gas OSHA Workplace Hazards

Supreme Court to Decide Paralyzed Veterans Doctrine

When the White House goes from a Democratic president to a Republican president, or vice versa, there are often changes in various federal agencies’ directives to reflect the priorities of the current administration. These...more

7/1/2014 - Administrative Procedure Act Banks DOL Interpretive Opinions Mortgage Bankers Association Mortgage Loan Originators Notice Requirements SCOTUS

Utah Supreme Court Rejects OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

Multi-Employer Citation Policies - One of the most controversial policies of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is its Multi-Employer Citation Policy (better known as the “MEP”). OSHA uses this...more

3/5/2014 - Multiemployer Plan OSHA Safety Precautions

OSHA Extends Silica Rule Comment Deadline to February 11

On the afternoon of January 24, 2014, with one-and-a-half business days left to the original deadline of January 27, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a 15-day extension of the comment period...more

1/27/2014 - Deadlines Hazardous Substances OSHA Silica Workplace Hazards

OSHA Extends Comment Deadline on Proposed Recordkeeping Publication Rule

On January 7, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced via the Federal Register that it would extend the deadline for the public to submit comments on OSHA’s proposed revisions to its recordkeeping...more

1/23/2014 - OSHA Posting Requirements Recordkeeping Requirements

NEWSFLASH: OSHA Sets Public Hearing on Publishing Employer’s Recordkeeping Logs for January 9, 2014

On November 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced via the Federal Register that it would hold an informal public hearing on its controversial proposal to publish online employer’s injury and...more

11/19/2013 - Compliance DOL OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements Transparency Workplace Injury

Regulation by Shaming: OSHA Proposes to Publish Employers’ Injury and Illness Records Online

In a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) presented a drastic change to employers’ recordkeeping and reporting obligations. Current...more

11/11/2013 - Bodily Injury Compliance OSHA Reporting Requirements Workplace Hazards Workplace Injury

OSHA Finally Releases Proposed New Rule on Silica Exposure

On August 23, 2013 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a proposed new rule on silica exposure. Public comments on the proposed rule are due no later than 90 days from publication in the Federal...more

8/28/2013 - OMB OSHA Proposed Regulation Toxic Exposure

Can OSHA Use a Supervisor’s Own Misconduct to Establish Employer Knowledge of a Violation? The Eleventh Circuit Chimes In

The issue of whether the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can introduce evidence of a supervisor’s own misconduct to show employer knowledge of an OSHA violation has created a split in the circuit courts....more

7/30/2013 - OSHA Supervisors

The Supreme Court Rules that the Fox Can Guard the Henhouse (Because the Fox Told Them He Can)

The Supreme Court of the United States has allowed federal agencies to interpret ambiguities in their implementing statutes and directed courts to defer to agency expertise when deciding cases. (Who, after all, knows a...more

5/27/2013 - Administrative Authority Cell Towers Chevron City of Arlington v FCC FCC Jurisdiction SCOTUS

Who Owns an Employee’s LinkedIn Account?

LinkedIn is a social media site catering exclusively to professionals with 200 million registered users in 200 countries. For many businesses, marketing via social media is a critical component to success. Employees use...more

5/6/2013 - Eagle v Edcomm Edcomm LinkedIn Social Media Account Ownership

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