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How a Drone Could Save a Life at an Industrial Jobsite

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 4,836 workers were killed on the job in 2015—that means, if you break it down, that more than 90 workers lost their lives each week on jobsites. These...more

California Supreme Court Rules that Public Business Conducted on Personal Devices Result in Public Records

by Nossaman LLP on

In a major development impacting all public entities subject to the California Public Records Act (Gov. Code § 6250 et seq., hereafter “CPRA”), on March 2, 2017, the California Supreme Court unanimously held that public...more

DC Circuit Finds OSHA “Interpretation” Narrowing Retail Exemption Under the Process Safety Management Standard Really a...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In a challenge brought by trade associations for the farm supply and fertilizer industries, the D.C. Circuit vacates OSHA memorandum narrowing the retail exemption from the PSM standard. The U.S....more

Taking "Subject Access Requests" Seriously in the UK

by Dechert LLP on

Under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) employees are entitled to make a data “subject access request” (SAR) in order to obtain copies of the personal data held about them by their employer and certain other...more

The ICO: A force to be reckoned with

by Dentons on

From recent prosecutions it seems that the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is a body to be taken seriously. Not only has it continued to bring enforcement action against organisations for data protection breaches, it...more

NIOSH Posts AIHA Fact Sheet on PPE for Engineered Nanoparticles

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

Earlier this month the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) posted a fact sheet sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Nanotechnology Working Group entitled Personal...more

EPA Publishes Worker Protection Standard Final Rule

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

In a November 2, 2015, Federal Register notice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final rule revising the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Worker Protection Standard (WPS). ...more

Department of Homeland Security Regulation Benefitting STEM Employers Thrown into Question

A federal district judge recently issued a 37-page decision vacating a 2008 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulation that has helped thousands of U.S. companies hire and retain foreign students holding U.S. degrees in...more

UK Report Assesses Workplace Exposure and Control Measures During the Manufacture and Handling of Engineered Nanomaterials

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prepared a report entitled Summary of work undertaken to assess workplace exposure and control measures during the manufacture...more

Federal Court Rules on OPT Extension

by Mintz Levin on

On Wednesday, August 12, 2015, the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the US Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) did not follow required procedures when it promulgated regulations allowing for...more

OSHA Announces Directive on HazCom

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its much-anticipated directive to the agency’s compliance safety and health officers on its revised Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard yesterday. In 2012,...more

Needed Now: Experienced and Talented Cybersecurity Professionals to Protect Government Data Systems

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The announcement on June 4th of a massive cybersecurity attack that compromised data stored on Office of Personnel Management (OPM) systems for 4.2 million current and former federal employees is the most recent head-smacking...more

U.S. Office Of Personnel Management Confirms Cyber Theft From Its Systems Is Much Broader Than Initially Reported

by King & Spalding on

During a June 23, 2015 Congressional hearing, officials from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (the “OPM”) testified that a recent breach of its data systems may have affected personal information (including social...more

Case Alert: Employee Fairly Dismissed for Contacting the Information Commissioner's Office Against Instructions

by K&L Gates LLP on

What happened? In Barton v Royal Borough of Greenwich, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (the "EAT") decided that an employee was fairly dismissed for misconduct after failing to adhere to his employer's instructions not to...more

Resource Update: USCIS Issues Flawed Guidance on Filing Amended H-1B Petitions Post Matter of Simeio

by FordHarrison on

USCIS recently published Guidance purporting to rely on Matter of Simeio Solutions, addressing when employers must file an amended H-1B petition on behalf of H-1B workers who are transferred to a new work location not listed...more

A Busy Summer Ahead for Some H-1B Employers: USCIS Instructs on H-1Bs with Worksite Changes

by Polsinelli on

In a controversial ruling last month that changed years of established policy, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) issued an H-1B precedent decision. At issue was whether an employer is required to file not only a new...more

New USCIS Guidance Has Significant Consequences for H-1B Employers

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a precedential decision (Matter of Simeio Solutions, 26 I&N Dec. 542) that significantly impacts U.S....more

Comingling of employee and patient data compromises employer’s HIPAA defense to employee’s claim of discharge for union activity

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

An administrative law judge (ALJ) of the National Labor Relations Board has concluded that a health care employer’s use of its medical records software to store employee contact information allowed an employee to access that...more

May 2015 Immigration Alert

by Epstein Becker & Green on

AAO Issues Precedent Decision Requiring Employers to File Amended Petitions When an H-1B Employee Changes Work Locations - On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”) issued an important precedent...more

Department of Labor Says "Transparent Government" Begins With...Transparent Data about Businesses?

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

We’ve reached almost the end of April, and the long delayed, new FLSA regulations are still percolating somewhere in deep inside the DOL. So what has the agency been up to instead? Last month, as part of the annual “Sunshine...more

Recent Changes in Off-Site Employment Requirements

by Baker Donelson on

There have been recent changes in the immigration world regarding the requirements for off-site employment. Both the H-1B visa category and the L-1B visa category, which are two of the more common employment-based visa...more

NLRB to define an employer’s duty to a labor union following a data breach

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

In October 2014, the United States Postal Service (USPS) disclosed a cybersecurity data breach affecting approximately 800,000 current and former employees. The USPS later determined that, for some, the breach may have...more

OSHA Announces Request for Information on Communication Tower Safety

On April 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published in the Federal Register a Request for Information (RFI) on Communication Tower Safety. The agency requests that the communication tower industry...more

New Precedent Decision Revoking an Approved H-1B Work Visa Petition Poses Dire Consequences for the Consulting Industry

by FordHarrison on

On April 9, 2015, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (CIS) issued a precedent decision affirming the California Service Center (CSC) Director's revocation of an H-1B...more

H-1B Updates - (1) New Petition Required When Work Location Changes and (2) USCIS Ran Lottery for Fiscal Year 2016 on April 13

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Changing years of established policy, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) ruled in a precedent decision on April 9, 2015 that the beneficiary of an H-1B petition working in the United States cannot change geographical...more

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