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OSHA Trends And Developments: One Year Into The Trump Administration

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Yesterday our panel from Seyfarth’s Workplace Safety team led a briefing on OSHA regulation and enforcement under the Trump Administration. One year into the Trump Administration, employers’ expectations for a more...more

Overtime Exemptions, Predictive Scheduling, Sex Harassment, and More: Major Developments on Some Key Issues Affecting Retail...

by Epstein Becker & Green on

Spring may have been slow to arrive in some parts of the country this year, but the courts, state legislatures, and government agencies have been moving full speed ahead. In April, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a potentially...more

Legal Measures For Protecting Employees From Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is high on every HR professional’s list of worst nightmares regardless of the source – an employee, former employee, angry customer, or random third party. Of course, there are a host of security...more

Fight Club Rules: Using Restraining Orders To Prevent Workplace Violence

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Workplace violence is a major concern that can take the form of intimidation, threats, and even homicide. But fret not: California employers can arm themselves with restraining orders, to prevent a modern...more

YouTube Shooting Raises Questions On Firearms In The Workplace

Following the April 3, 2018 YouTube workplace violence tragedy, many news sources reported that there were 500 workplace homicides in 2016, the most recent workplace homicide statistic from the Bureau of Labor...more

In Healthcare Worker Safety, California Leads The Way

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

In the last two months, the healthcare industry has seen both federal and state efforts to further regulate healthcare worker safety. Stakeholders and other jurisdictions are keeping an eye on these developments, which could...more

Another Anniversary of the Lottery Shootings – Has Anything Changed?

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Ten years ago today, I wrote about the then-Tenth Anniversary of one of the horrible events that made a lasting impact on Connecticut employers. I recounted the Connecticut Lottery shootings that happened a decade earlier....more

Another Update From The ABA OSHA Conference

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

We continue to attend the ABA Occupational Safety and Health Law Meeting this week in Santa Monica, California. A hot topic, discussed at yesterdays meeting, is sexual harassment in the workplace....more

Uber Scores One For Safety With Gun-Policy Win

by Fisher Phillips on

Ride-sharing giant, Uber, has recently faced accusations that it fails to do enough to preserve the safety of its passengers and drivers. However, on February 16, 2018, a federal judge in Florida rejected a challenge to an...more

Should Employers Allow Concealed Weapon Permit Holders To Carry Guns At Work?

by Fisher Phillips on

As mass shootings have continued with regular frequency in the United States, our country remains deeply divided, not only with the cause of these tragic events, but also on how to stop them from occurring. Many have called...more

Mass Shootings Demand “Stop the Bleed” Training for Workplaces.

by Fisher Phillips on

There is no easy solution to preventing and responding to mass shootings. We should debate legal changes and provide regular employee training and drills, such as Run-Hide-Flight. However, we need to take IMMEDIATE concrete...more

Weekly Roundup - February 10.

by Fisher Phillips on

If you are involved in safety or risk management, especially in construction, you recognize that struck-by accidents are almost always among the top three causes of employee deaths. What you may not appreciate is that most...more

Cal/OSHA Drafts Rules For Workplace Violence Prevention In General Industry

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) recently held an advisory meeting on the Agency’s draft rules for Workplace Violence Prevention in General Industry. It is seeking public...more

Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Forms New “Work-Related Sexual Violence Team”

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In further demonstration of how law enforcement is being faced with new challenges in light of the recent attention paid to work-related sexual violence, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., just announced a new...more

Howard’s Weekly Roundup - January 27 - Part 1.

by Fisher Phillips on

Thanks for the input on topics you’d like to see and on your own observations to reference in the weekly Update. In order to keep this report short, we’re shifting most book, movie and certain other categories to the full...more

Workplace Violence Fatalities Up In 2016

by Cozen O'Connor on

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published workplace fatality statistics for 2016 showing a 7-percent increase from 2015. Within this increase, workplace violence and other injuries by persons or animals increased 23...more

Transportation And Workplace Violence Standout In Census Of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has found a seven percent increase in 2016 fatal injuries reported over those reported in 2015. BLS noted that this was the third consecutive increase in annual...more

Workplace Violence, Indoor Heat, Cannabis Regulations On Cal/OSHA 2018 Schedule

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Starting the year with a bang, the Cal/OSHA Division said it intends to finalize several new standards this year, including on indoor heat illness prevention. It also intends to release new workplace violence prevention for...more

New York Court Says Retailer Not Responsible For Unforeseeable Violence Against Patron

by Fisher Phillips on

A federal district court in Brooklyn recently held that an employer does not owe a duty to protect patrons from assault unless the attack was “reasonably foreseeable,” specifying that businesses would only be put on such...more

What’s The Frequency, Kenneth? How An R.E.M. Song Can Teach Workplace Violence Lessons

by Fisher Phillips on

What can the connection between legendary alternative rock band R.E.M. and veteran reporter Dan Rather tell us about workplace safety? Most probably didn’t even realize these two popular culture figures had anything in...more

Frustratingly, 2016 Workplace Death Rates Increase the Most Since 2010.

by Fisher Phillips on

The newly reported 2016 fatalities occurred under the Obama Administration and their approach of often-punitive Enforcement efforts, so these numbers have nothing to do with the Trump Administration’s actions or lack thereof....more

Labor & Employment Newsletter - November 2017 - #MeToo? What Employers Need to Do

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Over the past few weeks, a spotlight has illuminated the recurring problem of unlawful harassment in the workplace. The increasing frequency of allegations within the halls of some of the country's most successful industries...more

Daddy’s Home 2 – fisticuffs in the workplace

by FordHarrison on

While the holiday season can be a time of great joy and celebration, it can also be a time of great stress. Indeed, the pressure of holiday preparations and spending an inordinate amount of time in close quarters with...more

Possible Cal/OSHA Regulation Regarding Workplace Violence For The General Industry

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In 2014, the Cal/OSHA Division received a petition for a new workplace violence regulation for general industry. Petition 542, which was originally submitted on behalf of teachers, has been used as the basis for...more

Employment Law – “Conduit” Case Does Not Qualify as Marital Discrimination & Employers are Not Required to Investigate Allegations...

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Orlando Nakai v. Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc., et al. - Court of Appeal, First Appellate District (August 10, 2017) - In Orlando Nakai v. Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc.,...more

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