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Be Aware Of Potential Legal Restrictions When Implementing A Workplace Weapons Policy
In what has become an all-too-familiar headline, an individual who had recently been terminated from his job is responsible for the deaths of seven innocent victims and injury to over a dozen more.
United States
23 Sep 2019
Federal Government Proposes Changes In Trucking Industry Rules To Improve "Flexibility"; Safety Groups Raise Concerns
The trucking industry is closely tied to the automotive industry. The trucking industry transports vast quantities of raw materials for use by automotive companies in their manufacturing
United States
28 Aug 2019
Do You Have My Back? Safety Considerations For Multiemployer Worksites
You and the person who offices next to you, or the person with whom you just shared a story in the break room, may not share the same employer.
United States
22 Aug 2019
But I'm In HR - What Do You Mean I Can Go To Jail?
Wage and hour laws. Child labor laws. OSHA laws. Immigration laws. When employers do not comply with these types of employment laws
United States
11 Jul 2019
How To Comply With The Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) prohibits health insurance policies and group health plans that cover mental health and substance use disorder (MH/SUD) benefits from imposing limitations on MH/SUD...
United States
11 Jul 2019
Temporary Workers—An OSHA Perspective
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has previously stated that temporary workers are at an "increased risk of work-related injury and illness."
United States
15 Feb 2019
OSHA Penalty Increases Take Effect; Annual Summary Posting And Reporting Deadlines Are Near
On January 23, 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased the maximum civil penalties that employers can receive for health and safety violations by 2.5 percent to account
United States
31 Jan 2019
Under Developing IRS Guidance (Not Final), An Employer Would Be Able To Fully Satisfy ACA's Employer Mandate Without Maintaining Group Health Plan
A recent IRS notice provides a future path for employers to avoid ACA employer mandate penalties by reimbursing employees for a portion of the cost of individual insurance coverage through an employer-sponsored health reimbursement arrangement.
United States
18 Jan 2019
DHHS Releases Guidance On Managing Cybersecurity Threats In The Health Care Sector
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently released Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices:
United States
15 Jan 2019
OSHA Has A "Naughty" List – And Nearly One-Third Of Large Employers Are On It. Are You?
OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) issued its electronic injury reporting rule in May, 2016.
United States
29 Nov 2018
Proposed Regulations Would Permit Employers To Reimburse An Employee's Premium Costs For A Health Insurance Policy Purchased In The Individual Market
Takeaway Message: Except in limited circumstances, current regulatory guidance prohibits an employer from maintaining a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) ...
United States
15 Nov 2018
Check Your COBRA Notices In Order To Avoid Potential Lawsuits
Have you thought about your COBRA notices recently? Of course not, because COBRA notices don't warrant your valuable time.
United States
5 Nov 2018
President Signs New Law Allowing Telemedicine Prescribing Of Controlled Substances: DEA Special Registration To Go Live
President Trump just signed into law the "Special Registration for Telemedicine Act of 2018", requiring the DEA to activate a special registration allowing physicians and nurse practitioners to prescribe controlled...
United States
29 Oct 2018
The Heat Is On: Is Your Company In Compliance With State Sun And Heat Worker Protections?
With summer in full swing and heat waves sweeping the country, it is important that employers comply with any state regulations protecting employees who work outdoors from suffering from heat-related illnesses.
United States
9 Aug 2018
"High" Stakes For Employers Dealing With Evolving Cannabis Laws
The evolving legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational uses continues to cause workplace issues for employers. Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, and 32 states have legalized medical marijuana under varying circumstances.
United States
30 May 2018
Expect The Unexpected: Preparing For An OSHA Inspection
Automotive companies are keenly aware of their responsibility for knowing the safety standards applicable to their businesses.
United States
19 Aug 2017
OSHA Inspections Are On The Rise: Will You Be Ready?
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects citizens (including employers) from unreasonable searches and seizures.
United States
3 Jul 2017
BNSF Railway: SCOTUS Narrows General Jurisdiction For Corporate Defendants And Limits The Reach Of Wisconsin's Long-arm Statute
The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Montana Supreme Court and concluded that BNSF Railway was not subject to general jurisdiction in Montana to answer for alleged work-related injuries occurring in North Dakota and South Dakota.
United States
20 Jun 2017
One Of Our Employees Died At Work – Am I Going To Jail?
Most know that lawsuits against an employer based on an employee's workplace injury are barred by the applicable State's Worker's Compensation Act.
United States
8 Mar 2017
Hart-Scott-Rodino Threshold Crosses $80 Million Mark
Employers are often nervous about requiring a warrant.
United States
6 Feb 2017
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