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Legal Considerations for Employers during Election Years—Part II

With the Republican National Convention wrapping up this week, political conversation is assuredly becoming a more common occurrence in workplaces around the country.  Importantly for employers, political action and speech in the workplace threatens disruption and damage to relationships among coworkers, as the political divisions in this country are exceedingly acute this campaign season.  This … Continue reading this entry

OSHA Update—Tips for Surviving OSHA Inspections—Part V

In this final part of our series on how to manage OSHA inspections effectively, we end with a “tip” that is really more of a requirement.  And it is for an employer to remember key deadlines. There are several important deadlines employers should remember during and after the OSHA inspection and citation processes, and a … Continue reading this entry

OSHA Update—Tips for Surviving OSHA Inspections—Part II

Last week, we outlined that OSHA’s proposed appropriations language revisions for FY 2017 may signal increased inspections, particularly PSM audits, for certain employers in Region 6, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and New Mexico.  Employers have an opportunity to get and stay prepared now for this possible inspection glut.  To that end, over the … Continue reading this entry

OSHA Update—Tips for Surviving OSHA Inspections—Part I

With all the changes from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) over the last year or so, employers need to get prepared for increased inspections and safety audits in the near future.  This is especially true with the appropriations language revisions OSHA has proposed for FY 2017.  OSHA’s stated purpose for its proposal is, among … Continue reading this entry

OSHA Update—Final Rule on Workplace Injury and Illness Reporting

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced that it has finalized a new recordkeeping and reporting rule for certain employers.  At its core, the new rule amounts to what many employers are sure to view as OSHA’s attempt to shame them publically.  That is, the new rule requires covered employers … Continue reading this entry

Avoid Potential Traps When Updating Employment Terms in Your Key Documents

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There is little debate that best practices for employers include periodically refreshing the company’s key employment documents like personnel policies, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements. Quite often, there are similar provisions in several documents. Team members in different parts of the organization, such as human resources, the general counsel and members of a specific business unit, … Continue reading this entry