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HTMLUnions Unleash Safety Attacks on Fast Food Restaurants
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 25, 2015, previously published on March 17, 2015
Yesterday was one of those occasions when I wish that my predictions had been inaccurate. I have speculated that the SEIU and other unions harassing fast food restaurants would eventually add mass OSHA complaints to their joint employer, discrimination, living wage, and other attacks. Yesterday,...

 

HTMLDo You Really Know How To Manage An OSHA Inspection?
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 19, 2015, previously published on March 2, 2015
Many articles on handling OSHA inspections provide the same basic guidelines and little explanation of why employers should take certain steps. You already know to take photos whenever the Compliance Officer (CO) takes shots and to take notes. But do you know why to take those photos and what to...

 

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...

 

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...

 

HTMLIs Union Free The Proper Goal for Your Culture?
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014
This week’s NLRB Purple Communications decision about employee emails combine with today’s announcement by the NLRB of the so-called “quickie elections” process (Blog Post), is going to stir up employers. You should expect a bevy of marketing communications trying to sell...

 

HTMLRecent OSHA Focus on Beer, Wine and Spirits Distributors
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
This is the first post of a several part series which will deal with OSHA concerns for distributors, including OSHA ergonomic citation efforts. The distributor’s biggest OSHA compliance challenges are routine items. Once the distributor is cited for one of these common violations, this...

 

HTMLDon’t Get Sued Over Your HR and Safety Policies
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015
I have written several recent posts and spoken on the NLRB’s wholesale attack on a wide range of employer policies and procedures. However, I want to step back and discuss broader issues relating to Safety and HR policies, including employee handbooks, employee agreements, and “safety...

 

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?

 

HTMLSoutheastern Auto Industry In OSHA's Sights?
Howard A. Mavity; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014
Southeastern auto parts manufacturers need to stay on their toes. OSHA Region IV just announced $68,000 in citations against an Alabama metal stamping company that supplies oil pans, covers and parts for the auto industry. OSHA’s official press release emphasizes that the inspection was...

 


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