Congress Repeals OSHA Recordkeeping Rule 23:40, June 1, 2017

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Some members of Congress are trying to restore a US Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping rule that would give OSHA more time to impose penalties on employers who fail to keep records of workers’ injuries or illnesses.   OSHA Reporting Requirements When an employee suffers a work-related injury or illness, OSHA requires employers […]

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After two employees of a drain service company died in the collapse of a trench, the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that the company failed to provide safeguards and safety training.  The employees died in 2016 while they were working in a 12-foot-deep trench to install water and sewer lines to a […]

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In January 2017 the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released guidance on recommended practices for anti-retaliation programs. The guidance is intended to help employers keep their workplaces free from retaliation, both generally and for the 22 whistleblower laws enforced by OSHA. OSHA notes that retaliation against employees who raise or report concerns is […]

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Recent headlines have linked the resignation of the CEO of Japanese advertising monolith Dentsu with a young employee’s  “death by overwork.” Business Insider writes that the 24-year-old woman committed suicide after working 105 overtime hours during her final month, and after posting about her working conditions on social media. If the posts were a cry for […]

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In response to findings by federal researchers, investigative journalists, and government watchdogs, California has passed two new laws designed to protect vulnerable workers from workplace violence. On the healthcare side, the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) unanimously passed a new General Industry Safety Order (Order) that requires employers of healthcare facilities to […]

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The CDC has confirmed that Zika can cause “microcephaly and other birth defects” in pregnant women infected with the virus. News stories have reported the spread of Zika to the South Pacific, Vietnam, and also to the US—where 346 cases of the Zika virus have been reported as of the time of this posting. The CDC has issued travel notices for people […]

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LawRoom believes in developing fresh, accurate courses that educate businesses and institutions about the most pressing topics facing the workplace today. To put words to action, its content team has recently refreshed and redesigned some of its most popular courses. Whether you are a university who has to comply with Title IX regulations, or a […]

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Mothers with infants make up a significant segment of the US workforce, and the number is increasing every year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 57% of all women with infants under a year old are working or looking for work. But when new mothers return to work, lack of information and support leads […]

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