There is creative lawyering, and then there is really creative lawyering. This case is a clear example of the latter. Answering what it said was a question of first impression – which means a question that has not been raised before – the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the Federal […]
How far do employers have to go to keep their employees safe at work? In this case, an employee drowned while pressure-washing a dock. At the time, he was not wearing a personal floatation device. The big question: Did his employer have a legal obligation to make sure he used one? What factors go into […]
It’s great to work from the couch … except maybe for the aching back, tired eyes and sore neck. They’re nasty results of ergonomic sins we need to avoid. And most brought home or picked up unsafe habits – ergonomically speaking – that have or will lead to unnecessary pain, discomfort and even injury. More […]
Companies change. Their size changes. Their businesses change and get updated. Then shouldn’t their employee handbooks change and get updated? You can do it, and even get help doing it, without breaking the bank.
As debate rises over whether or not employers can ban foreign languages from the workplace, one state has decided to weigh in.
Here’s a look at just how crazy Americans with Disability Act (ADA) cases can get.
While most employers are in various stages of return-to-work plans, OSHA has just issued a 24-page guide for employers that includes recommendations on workplace accommodations, as well as social distancing and face masks. 3-phase approach OSHA’s Guidance on Returning to Work recommends a three-phase approach: • Phase 1: Make remote work available if possible. To […]
There’s no handbook for reopening the office after being closed for a year as a deadly pandemic sweeps the globe. There’s also no one-size-fits-all set of safety precautions to adopt, as everyone has their own level of risk tolerance when it comes to their own health. Because of this, organizations are making educated guesses as […]
It’s not just new policies and practices that need to be conceived and implemented, but also new philosophies and personnel considerations.
In what may be the first of many similar suits to follow, a group of workers from the candle factory that was leveled by a devastating Kentucky tornado have sued their employer. The group says the employer illegally subjected the workers to unsafe working conditions. According to the suit, the first tornado warnings sounded at […]
Heads up HR pros: You finally have a clearer picture of how the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will affect you. Employers with 100 or more employees need to put together a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy by January 2, 2022. That is, unless you require employees to get vaccinated or get regular tests and wear a face […]
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