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HTMLMSHA Steps Up Metal/Non-Metal Mine Enforcement and Focuses on Workplace Examinations as Winter Approaches
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 22, 2015
Citing an increase in the number of fatalities at non-coal mines and the coming of cooler weather, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced a stepped-up enforcement to combat hazards and fatality risks.

 

HTMLHouse Lawmakers Grill OSHA Administrator on Enforcement Issues
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 26, 2015, previously published on October 22, 2015
At a House subcommittee hearing on October 7, the head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Dr. David Michaels, faced a grilling from Republican lawmakers over recently issued guidance memoranda for agency inspectors and examples of allegedly over-the-top enforcement actions.

 

HTMLPittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act Effective 2016, Notices Available
Sheri L. Giger, Bethany Swaton Wagner; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 23, 2015, previously published on October 16, 2015
The Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act (“Ordinance”) requires all employers of employees within the Pittsburgh city limits to provide paid sick leave to all full- and part-time employees. The Ordinance is effective January 11, 2016.

 

HTMLCalifornia Expands Fair Pay Act Protections
Jonathan A. Siegel; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015
Requiring employers to prove an employee’s higher pay is determined on factors other than gender and allowing workers to sue if they are paid less than co-workers of a different gender with different job titles doing “substantially similar” work highlight California’s...

 

HTMLCity of St. Louis Raises Minimum Wage, Imposes Notice Requirement
Carrie L. Kinsella, Jessica L. Liss; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 14, 2015
Effective October 15, 2015, the minimum wage for employees working in St. Louis will increase to $8.25 per hour from the state minimum of $7.65 per hour pursuant to St. Louis City Ordinance 70078, which was passed on August 28, 2015.

 

HTMLSurface Transportation Board Backs Railroad’s Denial of Service during Labor Dispute
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has denied a petition by a Texas metal producer that, if approved, would have forced the Union Pacific Railroad Co. (UP) to restore rail service at the producer’s plant in the midst of an employee lockout. The STB is an economic and adjudicatory body...

 

HTMLState Limitations on Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers Again before U.S. Supreme Court
James A. McKenna; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 9, 2015
The latest of a line of recent cases in which the U.S. Supreme Court has weighed the enforceability of class action waivers in arbitration agreements was before the Court on October 6, 2015, when the Supreme Court heard oral argument in DirecTV, Inc. v. Imburgia, et al., No. 14-462. These decisions...

 

HTMLCalifornia Meal Period Waivers Continue for Health Care Workers under New Law
Bradley W. Kampas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 12, 2015
Responding to a California Court of Appeal decision disallowing a wage order provision permitting a waiver of certain meal periods for employees in the health care industry as conflicting with state statute, California has enacted legislation confirming that health care employee meal period waiver...

 

HTMLNIOSH Seeks Comment on Research Plan for Oil and Gas Industry
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 7, 2015
Triggered by an annual fatality rate among oil and gas exploration and production workers that for years was seven times the average for all U.S. workers, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has put together a draft strategic 10-year research plan to address the issue...

 

HTMLComplex OSHA Inspections to Get More Attention under New ‘Enforcement Weighting System’
Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 13, 2015
The number of process safety management compliance inspections at oil refineries and chemical plants, as well as inspections involving workplace violence and ergonomics, are likely to increase under a new inspection strategy launched October 1 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

 


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