Does your company use temporary workers?
OSHA has issued a new memorandum regarding the use of temporary workers.
In this memorandum, OSHA has stated that it will be reviewing the use of temporary workers...more
In this memorandum, OSHA states that it will be reviewing the use of temporary workers during every inspection. OSHA has already been particularly interested in the oil and gas industry. In 2011, OSHA issued a special...more
A worker who refused to answer a Ministry of Labour inspector’s questions during an accident investigation has been found guilty of obstructing the inspector....more
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently held that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) may not conduct a warrantless administrative inspection of a residential property subject to a Freshwater Wetlands...more
In a letter of interpretation dated February 21, 2013 (but only publicly released on April 5), the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that, during inspections of non-union workplaces,...more
In some parts of the country, a recovering local economy means the special asset (or problem loan) groups are reducing staff, as loan production groups come back to life. Leaving the special asset group under-staffed could...more
With the recent enactment of Assembly Bill 2674 (which became effective on January 1, 2013) and the corresponding amendments to California Labor Code section 1198.5, the legislature has clarified the extent of an employee’s...more
The Delaware Chancery Court recently addressed the limits of shareholder inspection rights, holding that such requests must be specifically related to a proper purpose....more
On March 14, the State Mining and Geology Board’s Policy and Legislation Committee will consider an expanded version of the Surface Mining Inspection Report that is required to be completed annually by cities and counties...more
A workplace inspection by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can result in substantial penalties where violations are found. Employers need to know their rights during an inspection, including the right...more
One of the provisions of the West Virginia Horizontal Well Control Act passed in December 2011 increased the permit fees for horizontal wells from $400 to $10,000. At the time this legislation was under consideration, West...more
On February 6, HUD published a proposed rule that would eliminate two regulations in order to streamline the FHA inspection and warranty requirements. HUD proposes to repeal the regulations requiring a FHA-approved inspector...more
Two recent news items shine a spotlight on MSHA, its inspection corps, and several publicly acknowledged inspection failures. On February 5, 2013, the W.Va. Supreme Court published a decision that, for purposes of the Federal...more
Stepping up enforcement at coal mines with alleged violations relating to respirable coal dust, MSHA targeted 13 operations in September under its impact inspection program that the agency contended had a history of...more
The Occupational Health & Safety Administration (“OSHA” in Georgia or “TOSHA” in Tennessee) is responsible for assuring that all employees have a workplace which is free from recognized safety and health hazards. OSHA...more
The Ontario Ministry of Labour has announced that it will focus its proactive inspections for 2012-2013 on workplaces where there is a history of employment standards violations, where young and/or vulnerable workers are...more
On January 4, 2011, President Obama signed into law the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (S. 510) (FSMA), which amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the FDC Act). The FSMA shifts the focus of the Food and Drug...more
Now that President Obama has signed historic food-safety legislation into law, the coalition of food industry, public interest and consumer groups that supported the new law must convince the new Congress – including the...more
In the flurry of legislation passed by the 111th Congress in its final days, the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) cleared the Senate by unanimous voice vote on December 20, passed the House 215-144 the following day,...more
The Federal Food Safety Modernization Act passed in the Senate.
Right now, bills are going through both the House and Senate that focus upon insuring that the food we buy to eat is indeed safe for all of us. The Senate just...more
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