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Health Alert (Australia) February 20, 2017

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: 10 February 2017 - Govier v Unitingcare Community [2017] QCA 12 - EMPLOYMENT LAW – LIABILITY AT COMMON LAW FOR INJURY –...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - October 2016

by Burr & Forman on

In an article published on October 6, 2016 by the Society for Human Resource Management, Bryance Metheny provides insight to the delay in the overtime rule and the lawsuits brought against the Department of Labor...more

AFL-CIO Calls Attention to On-the-Job Deaths in Ceremony at State House

by PretiFlaherty on

Michael Davidson was seeing patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital when he stepped away to talk with the son of a deceased woman he had treated and the son shot him. Lawrence O’Leary was on a parking garage under...more

Shot at in parking lot, employee awarded $5,000 in damages from employer despite WSIB coverage

by Dentons on

A labour arbitrator has awarded a unionized employee $5,000.00 in damages from his employer – despite the fact that the employer was registered with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board....more

OSHA Concentrates its Health Care Facility Inspections on Key Areas, but Specific Requirements Remain Elusive

by Baker Donelson on

On June 25, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a press release outlining its focus areas for health care facility inspections. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs),...more

Healthcare Employers to Get Even More Attention from OSHA

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

OSHA has released an “Inspection Guidance for Inpatient Healthcare Settings,” that will focus its inspectors attention to musculoskeletal disorders, workplace violence, bloodborne pathogens, tuberculosis, and slips, trips,...more

Run over by shoplifter in parking lot, retail employee may sue employer and supervisor despite having WSIB coverage

by Dentons on

A retail employee who helped pursue a shoplifter, in violation of the employer’s workplace violence policy, was not entitled to WSIB benefits and could sue the employer and a supervisor in the courts for her injury....more

MOL Inspector’s “Unclear” Order Required School Board To Revise Its Workplace Violence Policy

by Dentons on

A Ministry of Labour inspector has ordered an Ontario school board to revise its workplace violence policy, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board has suspended that Order, calling it “unclear”....more

OSHA Basics and Recent Trends in OSHA Enforcement Actions

by Laner Muchin, Ltd. on

THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETYAND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (“the Administration”) enforces the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (“OSHA”). From the employer’s perspective, emphasis on workplace safety is important because it...more

Workplace Violence: The Basics

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Unfortunately, incidents of violence and aggression in the workplace are not uncommon. There are, however, tools an employer can utilize to ensure employees feel safe at work. What follows are a general set of guidelines...more

Key Takeaways - Work Safe: Preventing Injuries and Workplace Violence

by Davis Brown Law Firm on

As a follow up to my session “Work Safe: Preventing Injuries and Workplace Violence" at the recent Employment Law Seminar, I’ve put together what I feel to be two key takeaways from the presentation. 1) Workplace...more

When Is An MOL Notice Of Workplace Accident Required? Ontario Court Of Appeal Clarifies

by Dentons on

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

Workplace Violence: Assessing the Risk and Dealing with the Consequences

Employers today are faced with the daunting task of trying to root out workplace violence before it occurs for both legal and basic human safety reasons. In addition to the basic moral and human desire to keep workers safe...more

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