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|Safety Milestones Set in Mining Sector in 2015|
Donna Vetrano Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 3, 2016, previously published on February 18, 2016The Metal/Non-Metal (M/NM) sector of the U.S. mining industry achieved two first-ever milestones last year, not only by working without a fatality for 133 consecutive days — about 4.5 months — but also by doing so during October, a month which had never before been fatality-free in the...
|Powered Truck Group Renews Alliance with OSHA|
Nickole C. Winnett; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 3, 2016, previously published on February 18, 2016The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) has renewed an alliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that is designed to reduce workplace incidents, such as tip-overs and struck by hazards, associated with powered industrial trucks.
|Judge Vacates Citations for Alleged Slack in Steering Mechanisms of Mine Vehicles|
R. Brian Hendrix; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 17, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016Finding evidence presented by a mine inspector to be “too vague and conclusory,” an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) has vacated two citations against a Tennessee stone producer over allegedly excessive slack in the steering mechanisms on two haul trucks.
|Congress Reacts to Obama Administration Moves on Joint Employer Liability|
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 17, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016The Republican leadership of a congressional oversight committee has started investigating inter-agency communications in response to the Obama Administration’s attempts to hold business franchisors accountable for labor law violations of their franchisees.
|EEOC Proposes to Collect Pay Data from Employers|
Stephanie E. Lewis, Paul A. Patten, Jennifer L. Seda, Mickey Silberman; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 5, 2016Proposed changes to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEO-1 report would have employers with at least 100 employees submitting all employees’ W-2 earnings data and actual hours worked beginning with the 2017 EEO-1 reporting cycle.
|Zika Virus Concerns in the Workplace|
Francis P. Alvarez, Henry Chajet, Bradford T. Hammock, Patricia Anderson Pryor; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 10, 2016A global health alarm on the outbreak of a disease or virus raises issues for employers and employees as to the appropriate workplace responses. In recent years, Avian flu, swine flu (H1N1), and Ebola drew workplace concerns. Now, the mosquito-borne Zika virus has the Centers for Disease Control...
|Former Employee’s SOX Whistleblower Claim Fails, Federal Appeals Court Rules|
Richard J. Cino, A. Patricia Diulus-Myers; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 10, 2016Finding a former employee failed to “put up” sufficient facts to support the nexus between his termination and whistleblower activity protected by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the federal appeals court in Philadelphia, in effect, has told him to “shut up,” affirming summary...
|Puerto Rico Supreme Court Scolds Employer for Interfering with Working Mother’s Breastfeeding Rights|
Maralyssa Álvarez-Sánchez, Gabriela Dávila Micheo; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 15, 2016, previously published on February 5, 2016Emphasizing that Puerto Rico legislation protects employees’ breastfeeding rights in the workplace and that maternity enjoys special judicial protection in the Commonwealth’s legal framework, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court has ruled that employers, public and private, regardless of their...
|Connecticut Long-Term Care Health Facilities to Register with New Background Check Portal|
Holly L. Cini, Sally Welch St. Onge, Margaret J. Strange; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016Certain health care facilities specializing in long-term care in Connecticut will be required to register with a statewide background check portal beginning February 8, 2016.
|OSHA May Have Given Up on Combustible Dust Rule before End of Obama Administration|
Carla J. Gunnin; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
February 9, 2016, previously published on February 1, 2016The Occupational Safety and Health Administration may have thrown in the towel on issuing a general industry regulation for combustible dust before the end of the Obama Administration in January 2017.