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US OSHA Opens Injury Tracking Electronic Portal

Posted in Employment Contracts and Agreements, Labor Law

By Charles L. Post The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (U.S. OSHA) has established a new electronic portal for employers to file web based reports of workplace injuries or illnesses. Read the full article at HRUSA here: http://blog.hrusa.com/blog/us-osha-opens-injury-tracking-electronic-portal/

Doing the [Porta]Potty Dance: Fair Employment and Housing Council Votes to Adopt Emergency Rule regarding Signage for Single User Non-Flush Toilets to Resolve Conflict with OSHA Regulations

Posted in Discrimination, Employee Privacy Rights, Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

At its meeting on July 17, 2017, the Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) addressed a conflict between its regulations and OSHA’s regulations, regarding gender-neutral restroom facilities. AB 1732, enacted as Health and Safety Code section 118600, which applies to single-user toilet facilities.  Section 118600 defines single-user toilet facilities as those that have only one… Continue Reading

Things You Hope You Will Never Need to Know: Liability Arising from Serious Workplace Injury

Posted in Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Liability arising from serious workplace injury can be divided into four general categories: (1) worker’s compensation; (2) administrative agency (OSHA); (3) criminal liability; and (4) other civil liabilities. Worker’s Compensation Worker’s compensation is, for the most part, a strict liability system -any bona fide workplace injury, regardless of cause – is covered. The worker’s compensation… Continue Reading

OSHA’s Fact Sheet Providing Guidance to Employers To Protect Workers from Exposure to the Zika Virus

Posted in Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations

OSHA’s Fact Sheet providing guidance for protecting workers from occupational exposure to the Zika virus explains that the Zika virus is primarily spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes and that mosquitoes can become infected when they bite infected persons and then spread the Zika virus to other persons they subsequently bite. According to OSHA,… Continue Reading

OSHA Penalties For Health & Safety Violations Are Going Way Up Starting August 1, 2016

Posted in Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations

In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. The Department of Labor (DOL) adjusted penalties for its agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA’s maximum penalties, which were last adjusted in 1990, will increase by 78%. Going forward, the agency will continue… Continue Reading

Upcoming Webinar – A Health Workplace is a Safe Workplace: Addressing Bullying, Threats and Violence

Posted in Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Summary of Program Federal and state OSHA laws protect California workers from unsafe working conditions.  However, the federal and state statutes and regulations are complex and can be difficult to understand.  This seminar is designed to remove some of the mystery from federal and state OSHA requirements and assist you in maintaining  compliance.  In addition,… Continue Reading

Why Employers Should Think Twice Before Making Employees Play Hurt

Posted in FMLA and Other Leaves of Absence, Labor Law, Wage & Hour

Recently, my Alma Mater, The University of Southern California, was sued by a former member of the Trojan football team.  Former cornerback Brian Baucham filed a lawsuit against USC and former coach Lane Kiffin, alleging he suffered permanent injuries after being forced to play in a game while he was ill.  Baucham’s lawsuit claimed that… Continue Reading

Upcoming Seminar: Creating a Healthy Workplace – OSHA, IIPP and Workplace Violence

Posted in Labor Law, New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour

Summary of Program Federal and state OSHA laws protect California workers from unsafe working conditions. However, the federal and state statutes and regulations are complex and can be difficult to understand. This seminar is designed to remove some of the mystery from federal and state OSHA requirements and assist you in your compliance. Program Highlights… Continue Reading

Attention Employers – Your OSHA Form 300a Annual Summary Must be Posted by February 1, 2012

Posted in New Legislation and Regulations

By:       Lizbeth V. West, Esq. The employment lawyers at Weintraub Genshlea Chediak Tobin & Tobin (WGCT&T) want to remind all employers that their OSHA 300a Annual Summary Report must be posted in the workplace by February 1, 2012 and remain posted until April 30, 2012. Pursuant to OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, the 300a Annual Summary Report must… Continue Reading