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|OSHA, FCC Closing in on Best Safety Practices for Communications Tower Workers|
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 17, 2016, previously published on March 8, 2016Training and education were highlighted as key concerns of participants at a February 11 workshop called by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Federal Communications Commission to discuss proposed guidance for best safety practices for mobile phone and broadcast tower workers...
|Claims and Recoveries Up at EEOC in 2015, Retaliation Tops Charges|
Paul A. Patten, Jeremy S. Schneider; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 14, 2016, previously published on February 29, 2016The number of charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rose in the Commission’s last fiscal year, and the amount of money the agency recovered through administrative enforcement and litigation rose sharply in 2015 over 2014. (The fiscal year runs from October 1 to...
|Philadelphia’s Amended Ban-the-Box Law Effective March 14|
Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Timothy M. McCarthy, Stephanie J. Peet; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 14, 2016, previously published on February 29, 2016Amendments to Philadelphia’s “Ban the Box” legislation, the Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards, will go into effect on March 14, 2016. The amendments expand the reach of existing law to more businesses. They also restrict the look-back period for background checks and...
|Mine Safety Citation for Poor Illumination Not Justified, Judge Rules|
Mark Savit; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 10, 2016, previously published on February 26, 2016A judge has thrown out a citation against a Tennessee rock producer for inadequate illumination because the mine safety inspector wrote the alleged offense during a daylight inspection and never established what miners were able to see in the dark. Sec’y of Labor, MSHA v. Buzzi Unicem USA,...
|U.S. Labor Department Publishes Proposed Regulations Implementing Executive Order on Government Contractor Paid Sick Leave|
Francis P. Alvarez, Laura A. Mitchell, Patricia Anderson Pryor, Mickey Silberman, Leslie A. Stout-Tabackman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 10, 2016, previously published on February 26, 2016The U.S. Department of Labor has published proposed regulations implementing Executive Order 13706, requiring federal contractors and subcontractors to give their workers the ability to earn up to seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave each year.
|Labor Board Subpoenas Allowed before OSHA Consultation|
Bradford T. Hammock; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 9, 2016, previously published on February 16, 2016A divided National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between NLRB and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration over OSHA-related issues does not require NLRB’s General Counsel to consult with OSHA before issuing investigative subpoenas.
|Birmingham, Alabama, City Council Attempts to Implement Immediate Minimum Wage Increase for All Employers|
Thomas A. Davis, David T. Wiley; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 9, 2016, previously published on February 24, 2016The Birmingham City Council has voted to implement a new ordinance increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 beginning February 24, 2016, for all employers within the city limits.
|11th Circuit Upholds Mining Agency’s Coal Dust Rule, Phase-In Continues|
Henry Chajet, Avidan Meyerstein; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 9, 2016, previously published on February 16, 2016The Mine Safety and Health Administration may continue phasing-in its new coal dust rules, a three-judge panel of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has decided, relying on what it called a “holistic interpretation” of the Mine Act to uphold MSHA’s new rules. National Mining...
|OSHA Enforcement Program Targets Midwest Manufacturing Industries|
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 9, 2016, previously published on February 26, 2016Manufacturing industries with elevated injury and illness rates in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska face an increased probability of getting a comprehensive safety and health inspection as a result of an initiative launched by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on January 25.
|Vermont Governor to Sign Paid Sick Leave Bill|
Francis P. Alvarez, Martha Van Oot; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 8, 2016, previously published on February 22, 2016Under H. 187, passed by the Vermont Legislature on February 17, 2016, employers must provide employees in the Green Mountain State at least 24 hours (or three days) of earned sick time in a 12-month period beginning on January 1, 2017, and through December 31, 2018. Thereafter, employers must give...