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HTMLApproved San Francisco Retail Workers Ordinance Means More Restrictions For Employers
Juan C. Araneda, Nathan K. Low; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on November 21, 2014
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to approve a city ordinance, which will create a number of obstacles for many businesses - including retail stores, restaurants, and banks. The ordinance, referred to as the “Retail Workers Bill of Rights,” will severely limit...

 

HTMLA Road Warrior’s Observations on Responsibility, Civility, Mentorship, and Being a Leader
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 8, 2015
I’m a conservative free market, individual rights oriented, gun owning, evangelical leaning person who grew up in the hills of North Georgia. I deal with the Federal and State government every day and I believe that private organizations can better handle many government tasks. Have I...

 

HTMLWe Should Not Be Dealing With Measles Concerns in 2015, But We Are.
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015
Crazy as it seems, highly publicized Pandemic, Ebola and now Measles concerns are good for the U.S. Each time our short attention span is directed to the latest disease concern, we briefly recognize the seriousness of such concerns and improve national and individual capacity to respond. As a...

 

HTMLA Road Warrior’s Observations Part 2: Ergonomics and Process Engineering, Safety, Kaizen and Real Leadership.
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015
As I finally flew home last week, I sat beside Jeff Smagacz, the owner of an engineering firm, RMG. Jeff explained that RMG spends 75% of its time analyzing manufacturing and distribution processes to make them faster, more efficient, require less employees ... and to lessen employee exposure to...

 

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?

 

HTMLDon’t tell Me That It Couldn’t Happen at Your Workplace
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 27, 2015
One of my recurrent themes is that an employer should never assume that its managers and employees will not act foolishly and exercise bad judgment. Poor judgment results in experienced craft workers skipping a step and getting killed. Poor judgment results in employees or managers engaging in sex...

 

HTMLAuto Dealers Will Soon Have to Maintain OSHA 300 Forms
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014
Come January 1, 2015, OSHA’s newly announced Recordkeeping changes will cause the most problems for manufacturers because the amputation reporting requirements will trigger more OSHA inspections, but the LARGEST group affected will be auto dealers. Traditionally retail new and used car...

 

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.

 

HTML"Tipped Minimum Wage" Nonsense Continues
Fisher Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 16, 2015
A recent post appearing on U.S. Labor Department's blog begins, "The federal tipped minimum wage has been $2.13/hour since 1991. That's right - it's been the same for nearly a quarter century."

 

HTMLCook County's New Wage-Theft Ordinance
Peter J. Gillespie; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015
Cook County recently increased the stakes on wage and hour compliance for employers that transact business with or receive tax incentives from the County. After May 1, 2015, Cook County may refuse to allow businesses to operate or do business with the County for up to five years, if the business...

 


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