Weekly catch-up

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 that it intends to delay the first compliance deadline, which was to have been July 1. How long will the postponement last? Is this Obama-era rule about to get "trumped"? Our Workplace Safety Practice Group has the details here.

Making your employees happy. Some level of money may be necessary, but it won't be sufficient. On our May edition of ConstangyTV's Close-Up on Workplace LawLeigh Tyson, co-chair of our Labor Relations Practice Group and acclaimed TV hostess, interviews Mel Haas, labor lawyer and head of our Macon Office, about the importance to employers of following "The Six A's" to ensure employee satisfaction. You have to watch the video to find out what the A's are, but I'll make that easy for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1p079sBRN0&t=341s

Employers with operations in Georgia, take note! The state's new "paid family leave" law will take effect on July 1. The law requires some employers who provide paid sick leave to allow employees to use some of it for "family" reasons. Alyssa Peters, also of our Macon Office, has what employers need to know.

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Jelene Morris.

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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