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HTMLOSHA Bulletin: Recordkeeping and Reporting Post-BFI
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2015, previously published on September 28, 2015
In a prior OSHA Bulletin, we wrote about the National Labor Relations Board’s decision in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., d/b/a BFI Newby Island Recyclery, and FPR-II, LLC, d/b/a Leadpoint Business Services, and Sanitary Truck Drivers and Helpers Local 350,...

 

HTMLWhite House Announces Another Round of Sweeping Regulatory Adjustments to Cuban Sanctions
Charles P. Adams, Ira Gonzalez; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 9, 2015, previously published on September 28, 2015
Although Congress has remained cautious of taking any action to ease the American-imposed embargo on the majority of business interactions with Cuba, President Obama’s administration continues to push forward with the implementation of additional revisions to ease sanctions and potentially...

 

HTMLOSHA Violations: Managers and Others May Have Personal Civil and/or Criminal Liability
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 17, 2015, previously published on September 15, 2015
Historically, there are few criminal convictions for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and the majority of those violations were related to dishonesty during OSHA inspections and interviews. Though criminal prosecutions under the Act are relatively few, OSHA’s...

 

HTMLWill “Host Employers” Face Increased Scrutiny from OSHA?
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 14, 2015, previously published on September 9, 2015
For the past several years, the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA has put in place initiatives, formal and informal, relative to temporary employees in the workplace. The upshot of those initiatives is that OSHA cited both the actual employer (the temporary service, the staffing agency, the staff...

 

HTMLDOL Facing Backlash over Proposed Increase in Overtime Pay
Pamela D. Williams; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 8, 2015, previously published on September 4, 2015
As the end of 60 day period for public comment on the proposed revisions to the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") overtime rule approaches, the controversy regarding an increase in overtime pay wages on. According to the regulations.gov website, more than 150,000 comments about this...

 

HTMLOSHA Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Response to Court Ruling
John D. Surma, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 3, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015
On July 29, 2015, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking clarifying its position on an employer’s obligation to make and maintain “accurate” records of each recordable injury and illness throughout the five...

 

HTMLNew Texas Law Lists Requirements for Condominium Defect Litigation
Clayton C. Cannon, Collin G. Warren; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
September 3, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015
The Texas Legislature recently passed House Bill 1455 which addresses defect and design claims relative to condominiums and condominium associations. Among the key issues are a series of new steps that must be accomplished before a lawsuit is filed. The new law applies only to a suit filed or...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Takes on Housing Discrimination
Christopher A. Roach; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 20, 2015, previously published on August 17, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that certain actions that adversely affect minorities in poor neighborhoods violate the Fair Housing Act (FHA), even if there is no proof that discrimination was intentional. In a 5-4 decision, the Court formally recognized the availability of “disparate...

 

HTMLOSHA Targets Workplace Violence
John D. Surma; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 7, 2015, previously published on July 16, 2015
For decades, acts of workplace violence were viewed as being limited to altercations between employees and "active shooter" situations involving a disgruntled employee or former employee. Generally speaking, those incidents occur within the four walls of the workplace or nearby company...

 

HTMLAppointing Legacy Contacts for Facebook
Meredith Edwards Collins; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2015, previously published on July 7, 2015
Earlier this year (Feb. 2015), Facebook announced a new feature that allows Facebook users to designate a legacy contact to manage their Facebook account when they pass away. According to facebook.com, a legacy contact is, "[s]omeone you choose to look after your account if it's...

 


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