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Environmental Compliance Basics - The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act

Does your business use or handle chemicals? If so, then read on. EPA recently released its 2015 enforcement report, noting thousands of enforcement cases, tens of thousands of inspections, and hundreds of millions of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

It's Time to Schedule a Wage and Hour Check-Up to Avoid Costly FLSA Lawsuits

It's time to schedule your check-up -- your wage and hour check-up -- designed to try to prevent your company from becoming a defendant in a costly wage and hour lawsuit. Every year more wage and hour lawsuits are filed against…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The EEOC Is "Playing Sides" with the Charge Response Process

The EEOC has announced new procedures under which it will now release employers' Position Statements to Charging Parties upon request. This new procedure is designed to facilitate the EEOC obtaining additional responsive…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

What Does an Independent Contractor Mean to You? Eleventh Circuit Issues Significant Independent-Contractor Ruling

Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (which has jurisdiction over Alabama, Florida and Georgia) issued a ruling that is noteworthy for all employers, addressing the often-contested issue of whether a…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Proposal Seeks to Combat Discrimination Through the Tracking of Payroll Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a proposed revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) that includes collecting pay data from employers, including federal contractors, with more than 100…more
| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

To Record or Not to Record, That is the Question

Eliminating any possibility that it might wind up on employers' "nice list," the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled on Christmas Eve that a Whole Foods policy featuring an "absolute prohibition" on employees "taking…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Supplement "EEO It's the Law" Poster Issued for Federal Contractors

Please be advised that the "EEO It's the Law" poster has been supplemented to reflect the new DOL/OFCCP Pay Transparency/Secrecy regulation…more
| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

"The MESS" - Your Bad Situation Could Only Get Worse: OSHA Plans To Raise Penalty Amounts By As Much As 80% - And Even If They Don’t, The Workplace Hazards You Ignore May Still Result In Injury, Illness Or Death

"Gee, Sheriff, ain't this a mess?" "If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here." (Deputy to Sheriff (played by Tommy Lee Jones) in "No Country for Old Men") In my 28 years practicing law and serving as in-house counsel…more
| Labor & Employment Law

July Issue Date Announced by the DOL for the New Salary Basis Regulations

We have received several inquiries regarding the timing of the new Department of Labor (DOL) wage and hour regulations which will raise the minimum salary basis for exempt employees from $23,660 to $50,440, among other changes…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Truth Will Set (And Keep You) Free - Making False Statements to an OSHA Inspector Can Result in Criminal Charges

On April 6, 2015, the United States Department of Justice charged a roofing contractor doing business in Alabama with making false statements and lying to OSHA inspectors in connection with an incident investigation at one of…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

Are You and Your Employees Prepared to Evacuate or Lockdown Your Facility?

The events of July 16 in Chattanooga have left us with many still unanswered questions. Our thoughts and prayers continue for those affected by this tragedy…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Two New Developments Affecting Federal Contractors

On September 7, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. The Executive Order currently applies only to contracts entered into on or after January 1, 2017…more
| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Why Are OSHA Inspectors In My Lobby, And What Should I Have Already Done To Be Prepared? [Video]

In this short video, attorneys Neil Brunetz and Mike Mallen from Miller & Martin walk you through being ready for an OSHA inspection. Are you ready?…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Issues New Rules on Joint Employment

In a 3-2 decision involving Browning-Ferris Industries of California (BFI), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) refined its standard for determining joint-employer status…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Franchise Law

A Surprising Holding by the Tennessee Supreme Court Regarding Workers' Compensation Retaliation Claims

On Friday, the Tennessee Supreme Court held in Yardley v. Hospital Housekeeping Systems that applicants are not eligible as a matter of law to assert "failure to hire" claims based on even the admitted fact that the reason they…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation
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