Litigation Value: Bless your heart if you’re still keeping track at this point.
This blog has always focused on bad behavior. We tease out employment law issues by writing about the characters who do things in the...more
When working for a company, it is essential to be aware of potential hazards. Workers may receive training to handle workplace accidents, but sometimes the situation may be beyond a worker's control....more
A lawsuit filed against a business in Minneapolis, Minnesota demonstrates that the problems associated with workplace violence do not necessarily end once the violence stops. Recently, the family of one of six individuals...more
On April 29, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced an initiative to protect temporary employees from workplace hazards. The initiative, announced through a press release and a...more
Litigation Value: Possible workers’ comp claim for Dwight for injuries sustained in trying to cross a “flaccid cord”; groundwork established for a breach of contract suit by Nellie if Andy follows through on his intent to...more
Richard Fairfax, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, has announced that, as long-expected, he will retire on May 3, 2013. As Melissa Bailey, Managing Shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’...more
An injury at work can be devastating for you and your family. Despite major strides reducing workplace injuries and deaths in the past four decades, more than 4,500 workers still die each year. Another 4.1 million are...more
Litigation value: Stanley can sue Dwight blind for his bull dart assault.
This is an employment law blog. So when tonight’s episode opened, and I saw that Dwight had shut down the building’s elevator for repair, leaving...more
OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). Two significant changes contained in the revised standard...more
We don’t often hear of Occupational Health and Safety Act charges against suppliers alleging that their machines or equipment were unsafe for use in workplaces....more
Many Ontario employers will be relieved by an Ontario appeal decision that clarifies – and limits – the obligation to report workplace accidents to the Ontario Ministry of Labour. “[I]t is not part of the purpose and...more
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sponsored a competition called the Worker Safety and Health App Challenge which encouraged participants to create an application that would aid young workers in learning about...more
The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) has announced that inspectors will be conducting safety inspection blitzes on “Slips, Trips and Falls (ladder safety and fall protection hazards)” in February/March of this year, focusing...more
On August 1, 2011, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) standards for General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment (1915, Subpart F) became effective. These standards included requirements covering...more
A Kentucky coal mine operator and two of its supervisors have pled guilty to willful safety violations in the wake of a miner’s death....more
Ontario Ministry of Labour inspectors are conducting a winter safety blitz looking for the following...more
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