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OSHA Penalties May Go Up

  • Nov 4, 2015
  • OSHA
  • Dennis J. Merley

The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) is set to increase its maximum penalties effective August 1, 2016. A provision to raise OSHA fines was included in the budget agreement (H.R. 1314) by Republican ...

An Unread Policy is No Policy At All

When Tiffany Jones sued her former employer, Family Health Centers of Baltimore, for sexual harassment, most of her claims were pretty benign (e.g. her supervisor once remarked about “taking [her] somewhere”, he blocked her path ...

Yogi Berra: Human Resources Consultant

Baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra passed away this month at the age of 90. In addition to being a great player for the perennial champion New York Yankees in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, ...

Test for Unpaid Interns Getting More Relaxed

The test for determining whether to classify workers as unpaid interns or paid employees is continuing to broaden, largely in favor of employers, as we reported here in July.  In Schumann v. Collier Anesthesia, P.A., ...

President Orders Paid Sick Leave for 2017

President Obama has now issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors (and subcontractors) to offer up to 7 days of paid sick leave each year. This new requirement will not apply, however, until January 1, ...