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04/26/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Cites Alabama Packaging Manufacturer For Safety Violations after Two Employees Suffer Injuries 04/25/2019 – OSHA Statement – Statement by Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt on Workers’ Memorial Day 2019 04/25/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Expands Partnership with Florida SAFETY Alliance to Increase Awareness of Construction Hazards 04/25/2019 – Region
04/12/2019 – Region 5 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Enters Partnership to Promote Safety During Bridge Construction Project in Ohio 04/11/2019 – Region 5 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor and Illinois Funeral Directors Association Sign Alliance to Improve Workplace Safety 04/10/2019 – Region 3 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Cites Southern New Jersey Contractor For Disregarding Fall Protection Requirements 04/10/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release
This article was originally written by John Mattiace, and posted to Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. The fact-pattern is familiar to employers who have been on the receiving end of attorney litigation threats. A plaintiff’s lawyer calls, or writes a letter, outlining a potential claim by a client, makes a demand for damages, then perhaps throws in mention of the harm the company will suffer if the allegations become “public.” Just another run-of-the-mill…
This article was originally written by John Mattiace and posted to Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (“EEOC”) has always required employers with 50 or more employees to submit annual reports, known as “EEO-1” submissions, to the Commission. These report are required to include data concerning the number of employees the company employs based on gender, race, and ethnicity. At two pages long, they were relatively straightforward and the data…
03/26/2019 – Region 5 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Again Cites Wisconsin Pallet Manufacturer After Three Employees Exposed to Wood Dust 03/25/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Fines Georgia Contractor For Trenching Violations; Proposes $106,078 in Penalties 03/25/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Seeks to Prevent Georgia Roadway Worksite Injuries through Safety Stand-Down Events 03/22/2019 – Region 5 OSHA News
03/13/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Cites South Florida Restaurant Operator For Safety Violations After Employee Suffers Burn Injuries 03/11/2019 – Region 5 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Cites Wisconsin Aluminum Castings Manufacturer After Three Employees Develop Occupational Lung Disease 03/08/2019 – OSHA Trade Release – OSHA Requests Information on the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard 03/06/2019 – Region 4 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of…
This article was written by Barbara E. Hoey and Diana R. Hamar, and originally posted to Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. In a decision that could have wide-ranging implications for all employers, the Fourth Circuit recently held that an employer’s failure to stop a false rumor that a female employee slept with her male boss to obtain a promotion, could give rise to employer liability under Title VII for gender discrimination. Parker v.
02/27/2019 – Region 6 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor Cites Canned Food Company in Texas After Employee Suffers Amputation 02/26/2019 – Region 6 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor and Lee Lewis Construction Partner to Enhance Workplace Safety and Health at Lubbock Construction Project 02/25/2019 – Region 6 OSHA News Release – U.S. Department of Labor and West Texas Safety Training Center Renew Alliance to Prevent Injuries, Illnesses in Oil…
This article was written by Mark A. Konkel and Jennifer Fischer, and originally posted to Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits employers, housing providers, and providers of public accommodations from discriminating against an individual on the basis of race. The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) issued guidance banning discrimination based on an individual’s hair, specifically the hair and hairstyles traditionally worn…
This article was written by Barbara E. Hoey and Diana R. Hamar, and originally posted to Kelley Drye’s Labor Days Blog. As we enter the 3rd year of the #MeToo movement, all signs point towards another year of heightened legal activities in the area of gender discrimination and gender equality. Sexual harassment claims will continue to garner news headlines, but there are bigger threats for employers. For many employers, 2019 will be less…