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Showing 6 posts from January 2014.

Court of Appeals Decisions Will Stick on the NLRB Poster Rule

In August of 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) approved a poster rule requiring businesses to post notifications reminding workers about their right to unionize. Employers and business groups that felt the rule was one-sided and pro-union subsequently challenged the rule and were victorious in two separate U.S. Circuit Courts. More >

Kentucky House Bill 1 Seeks To Raise Minimum Wage

The 2014 General Assembly is underway and, as always, we will be closely monitoring the proposed legislation. This week, we will take a look at two bills that could greatly impact employers in the Commonwealth. More >

Comment Period Almost Over for OSHA Crystalline Silica Proposal, Cont.

As discussed on Monday, the permissible exposure level (“PEL”) for crystalline silica may soon be changing. OSHA has proposed a rule that would establish a new PEL, along with other safety measures to protect against the hazardous material. It should be kept in mind that any federal regulation set is the minimum standard that an employer must adhere to; it is always permissible for an employer to set more stringent requirements (in this case, a lower PEL) for their workplace. In addition, here are some recommended tips for employers whose workforces encounter crystalline silica: More >

Comment Period Almost Over for OSHA Crystalline Silica Proposal

In August 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced a proposed rule regarding workplace exposure to crystalline silica. The proposal includes two separate standards – one for general industry and maritime employment, and one for construction.

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Don’t Want Your Injury and Illness Reports Online? Submit Your Comments to OSHA Now!

In a proposed rule appearing in the Federal Register on November 8, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) publicized its intention to bring about drastic changes to employer reporting and recordkeeping practices. The proposal followed the agency’s annual Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which estimated that three million workers were injured on the job in 2012. More >

Workplace Management Resolutions for the New Year

We have all made personal New Year’s resolutions.  Lose weight.  Spend more time with family and friends.  Read all those books stacked up on the side table.  But how many employers make New Year’s resolutions for improving workplace management?  Here are the top ten suggestions to consider for 2014. More >

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