Posts tagged Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

OSHA intends to postpone requirement that safety reports be submitted electronically for all the world to see. You may recall that, about a year ago, the Occupational Safety and HealthHot Dog Man.flickrCC.JeleneMorris Administration issued a rule that would require certain employers to submit some injury and illness reports electronically. The information would then be made publicly available. Now OSHA says ...

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"Yuuuge, I tell ya, yuuuge!"

Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which runs from October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018. Here are the highlights related to labor and employment law, and there are a BUNCH. The following is a compilation of a number of articles published in yesterday's edition of Bloomberg BNA's Daily Labor ...

The employment law week in Trumpland started out a little slow, but now we're back in business.

Acosta looking good for confirmation as Secretary of Labor. In contrast to nominee Andrew Puzder, the outlook appears good for his successor nominee Alexander Acosta. Mr. Acosta seems to have bipartisan support in the Senate, and has even been endorsed by the International Union of ...

Yikes. I hope I haven't missed anybody. Wild week!

We hope that the immigrant strikes are about over by now, but they may continue into today, and a women's strike is reportedly set for March 8. Do Hot Dog Man.flickrCC.JeleneMorrisemployers have any recourse when their employees go out on strike? It depends. If the strike is "protected concerted activity" (and it may be), then employers will need to tread carefully and ...

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Jill Stricklin

NOTE FROM ROBIN: A portion of Jill's remarks below appeared Tuesday morning in Law360 (paid subscription required).

Notwithstanding what might happen over the next four (or eight) years, there is no question that President Barack Obama has left his mark on labor and employment law in some very important ways. Even if President-Elect Trump’s administration and the ...

Judge Amos Mazzant, who preliminarily enjoined the U.S. Department of Labor overtime exemption rule in November, has now refused to stay (postpone) further proceedings in the case.

In-depth analyses of the impact of Judge Mazzant's preliminary injunction decision are available here and here.

Denial of the stay means that Judge Mazzant could issue a final decision any time, even ...

The November edition of ConstangyTV's Close-Up on Workplace Law tackles workplace holiday parties, the legal risks, and how to minimize those risks. Hot Dog Man.flickrCC.JeleneMorrisHost Leigh Tyson interviews Gary Wheeler of our Jacksonville Office about what employers should and shouldn't do. If you haven't already done so, please subscribe to our YouTube channel.

The new, improved I-9 form. Elizabeth ...

Which means the rule will be enforced starting day after tomorrow, December 1.

Judge Sam A. Lindsay of the Northern District of Texas found in TEXO ABC/AGC, Inc. v. Perez that the plaintiffs challenging the rule had failed to show that they would suffer irreparable harm if the rule was not preliminarilyStove fire.flickrCC.StateFarmIns enjoined. He also found that the plaintiffs had failed to show that the balance of ...

NOTE FROM ROBIN: As I posted last night, the U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Rule, which would have taken effect a week from tomorrow, has been preliminarily enjoined. I am re-posting here a client bulletin by Jim Coleman, co-chair of our Wage and Hour Compliance and Litigation Practice Group, and me. This went out to our clients this morning.

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Jim Coleman

The new regulations that ...

Our crack Workplace Safety team has a bulletin explaining the new guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on its "Reasonable Reporting Procedures" rule, Hot Dog Man.flickrCC.JeleneMorrisless catchily known as §1904.35(b)(1)(iv). The good news is that OSHA's restrictions on post-incident drug testing are fairly mild. But there are many unanswered questions about how the rule will ...

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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