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New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect January 1, 2015

New OSHA reporting requirements go into effect January 1, 2015

Beginning January 1, 2015, employers will need to comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new requirements for reporting employee fatalities and severe injuries. The new rule requires employers to report to OSHA all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all work-related hospitalizations of one or more employees, ... Read More »

5 Steps for prudent employers when discharging employees, part one: before termination

5 Steps for prudent employers when discharging employees, part one: before termination

The process of discharging employees can be chaotic and emotional. However, if employers are proactive and prepared when the time comes, many hassles can be avoided down the road. Following are five prudent steps to take before discharging employees. Step #1: Review Documents Employers should review all relevant documents prior ... Read More »

Damage resulting from employee disability: can you recover losses and reintegration costs from the liable party? How does it work again?

Damage resulting from employee disability: can you recover losses and reintegration costs from the liable party? How does it work again?

If your employee has been rendered unfit for work because of an accident, you as employer could be facing hefty losses. For instance, Article 7:629 of the Dutch Civil Code requires an employer to continue paying its employee’s wages for a period of two years if the employee is sick, ... Read More »

Paid sick leave? Ban the box? Pregnancy? Equal pay? Smoker retaliation poster? Here’s your state employment law update

Paid sick leave? Ban the box? Pregnancy? Equal pay? Smoker retaliation poster? Here’s your state employment law update

Reminder: EEO-1 Surveys Due To Be Filed By September 30th! Arizona:  In July, the Attorney General confirmed that the AZ smoking restrictions do not apply to e-cigs. California: Employers, get ready to start having to offer paid sick leave beginning July 1, 2015 if you aren’t already!  See our September ... Read More »

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