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HTML2015 Policy Review and Revision: Employer Email
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 19, 2015
We’re going to comment on the numerous policies and rules which must be revised because of the NLRB’s many changes last year; especially during December 2014. Today, we’ll briefly discuss email.

 

HTMLHouston’s Equal Rights Ordinance is Part of a Larger Trend Toward Local Government Action
Joseph W. Gagnon; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015
Citing the absence of federal action, an increasing number of states and cities are enacting statutes and ordinances providing for greater workplace protections than those afforded by federal laws such as Title VII and the FMLA. This can create heightened compliance burdens for employers, as...

 

HTMLDHS Extends Employment Authorization Documents For Certain Dependent Spouses Of H-1B Visa Holders
Cynthia J. Yarbrough; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director León Rodríguez announced today that, effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will allow H-4 dependent spouses of certain H-1B nonimmigrants to apply for employment authorization.

 

HTMLEmployment Law in Switzerland: Part II
Amanda K. Caldwell; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
This article is the second in a series which provides an introduction to the key elements of employment law in Switzerland. Although Swiss employment law is rather liberal in character when compared to employment laws of other nations, there are some limitations on the employer and requirements...

 

HTMLRecent OSHA Focus on Beer, Wine and Spirits Distributors
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
This is the first post of a several part series which will deal with OSHA concerns for distributors, including OSHA ergonomic citation efforts. The distributor’s biggest OSHA compliance challenges are routine items. Once the distributor is cited for one of these common violations, this...

 

HTMLFlus, Pandemics, Paranoia and Common Sense
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015
I recently read a fictional account of a 1918 flu-like pandemic which shut down basic services for an extended period. I come from a less conspiratorial perspective, but the Annapolis grad author raised some valid points and painted an all too vivid picture of how badly people might behave.

 

HTMLTest Your Record Keeping (Part 5) - Top Errors in Completing the OSHA Recordkeeping Forms.
Tiffani Casey; Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014
Now that you have had some practice on what illnesses and injuries should be recorded on the OSHA recordkeeping logs, let's examine the most common errors we see when actually filling out the logs properly with that injury and illness information. While the OSHA 300 log appears simple on its face,...

 

HTMLHonesty Never Goes Out of Style
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 28, 2014
I didn't think so. The referenced case reminds us that an employer is unlikely to go to jail for even a fatality associated with willful OSHA violations but lying to the Feds, fabricating evidence and asking employees to lie for you will land you in jail ... and rightly so.

 

HTML2015 Employer Policy and Procedure Review - Confidentiality, Civility, and Other Rules - Part One
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 19, 2015
The NLRB has widely attacked employer policies and rules and ordered employees reinstated on the grounds that the rules somehow chilled or prohibited Employee section 7 Rights. So what are Section 7 Rights?

 

HTMLThe Biggest Loser Program? A Wellness Strategy That Works!
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 24, 2014
We are again running a Biggest Loser Contest among our 31 offices and will award prizes, beginning at $1,000, to individuals who lose the most weight. I do not watch reality shows and am generally cynical about such programs. However, I am happily eating my own words. Employees are having fun with...

 


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