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|OSHA Updates Its National Emphasis Program on Amputations|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 3, 2015, previously published on September 2, 2015Noting that the manufacturing sector experienced more than twice the rate of amputations as that of the entire private sector in 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has updated its nine-year-old National Emphasis Program (NEP) on amputations.
|Pacific Northwest Employer Workplace News - August 2015|
Michael A. Griffin, Bryan P. O'Connor, Sarah J. Ryan, Christine A. Slattery; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015A metal casting company lawfully terminated an employee for his threats of violence to other employees, despite a claim that his depression/stress made him do it, the federal appeals court covering Oregon and Washington has ruled, upholding the dismissal of the employee’s disability...
|Mine Safety Commission Overturns, Remands Parts of Judge’s Ruling|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 2, 2015Citing its 1994 legal decision holding that the “wholesale incorporation of a litigant’s brief is a questionable judicial practice,” the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission has remanded for further analysis a judge’s determinations regarding enforcement actions...
|Labor Board Sets New Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status|
Howard M. Bloom, Roger S. Kaplan, Philip B. Rosen, James M. Stone, Kathleen M. Tinnerello; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015A sharply divided National Labor Relations Board has announced a new standard for determining joint employer status under the National Labor Relations Act. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., 362 NLRB No. 186 (Aug. 27, 2015). One of the most significant decisions issued by the Board in...
|Reminder of Challenges Associated with Workplace Violence Prevention|
Gregory T. Alvarez, Jason C. Gavejian, Sylvan J. Schaffer, Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 28, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015The August 26 shooting of two journalists by a former co-worker on live TV in Virginia is a stark reminder that a worker may become violent.
|Job Applicant Cannot Sue for Failure to Hire under Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act|
James R. Mulroy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 27, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015Ruling on a question of law from a federal district court, the Tennessee Supreme Court has determined that a job applicant has no cause of action against a prospective employer in Tennessee if the prospective employer failed to hire the job applicant because the applicant had filed, or is likely to...
|Constitutional Challenge to California’s Background Check Law Rejected|
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015If a background check includes information about a job applicant’s character, California’s background check law applies, the California Court of Appeal has held, rejecting an employer’s challenge to the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (Cal. Civ. Code...
|OSHA Cites Newly Released Beryllium Proposal as Collaborative Effort|
Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015In what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration described as a collaboration among government, industry, and organized labor, the safety agency has proposed a comprehensive rule to reduce exposure to beryllium among employees in general industry.
|California Court Holds Arbitrator Decides Class Arbitrability Where Agreement Specifies AAA Rules|
Mark S. Askanas; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 25, 2015An employment arbitration agreement that incorporated the American Arbitration Association’s National Rules for the Resolution of Employment Disputes vested the arbitrator with the power to decide whether the agreement authorized class-wide relief, the California Court of Appeal has ruled....
|Undaunted by Lawsuit, MSHA Boasts POV Reforms are ‘Real Game Changers’|
Henry Chajet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 26, 2015Facing a lawsuit by the mining industry over a an amended rule targeting “pattern” violators of the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s (MSHA’s) safety standards, the agency has announced the revised rule is “a law that now works.”