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Will Ebola Drive a New OSHA Infectious Disease Standard?

If asked, most safety directors, human resource professionals and others involved regularly with OSHA would probably cite construction as the industry most associated with employee injury and illness. Yet, according to OSHA...more

11/21/2014 - Ebola Employer Liability Issues Health Care Providers OSHA Social Welfare Organizations Workplace Hazards Workplace Safety

OSHA Initiative Directs Untimely Whistleblowers To NLRB

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration recently has entered into a referral agreement with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under which it will direct workers wanting to pursue time-barred retaliation claims...more

8/29/2014 - Employee Rights NLRB NRLA OSHA Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Protecting Workers From Heat Stress

The long, hot summer months are upon us...Did you know that an employer’s “duty to provide a safe workplace” under OSHA includes protecting employees from illness caused by heat stress? Heat stroke, heat cramps, heat...more

7/30/2014 - Employer Liability Issues OSHA Safety Precautions Workplace Hazards Workplace Injury

eTrends - Proposed Rule Would Revise FMLA’s Definition of “Spouse”

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has proposed a rule to revise the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (“FMLA”) to afford same-sex married couples the same rights as heterosexual...more

7/2/2014 - DOL DOMA FMLA Proposed Regulation Same-Sex Marriage US v Windsor

eTrends – Summer Interns may be Entitled to Wage and Hour Protection

Employers who use summer interns should be aware that interns may be entitled to certain protections under the labor laws. Generally, interns are considered to be employees entitled to minimum wage and overtime protections....more

6/20/2014 - DOL Employer Liability Issues Engagement Letters FLSA Internships Minimum Wage Over-Time Wage and Hour

North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Reform

In this Presentation: - The Push for Reform - House Bill 4 - Increased UI Tax Rates - Reduction in Weekly Benefit Amount - Reduction in Duration of Benefits - Waiting Week for Each...more

2/13/2014 - Insurance Reform Unemployment Unemployment Insurance

North Carolina’s New Gun Control Laws to Have Little Effect on Many Employers

The North Carolina General Assembly passed new gun control legislation this past session which was signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory on July 29, 2013. ...more

9/3/2013

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