Monthly Archives: January 2014

Foolish Comments and Inconsistent Appearing Discipline Get You Sued

Not just supervisors, but also Safety professionals routinely have to respond to or try to prevent various types of employment claims. Why you may ask?  Partly because the supervisor and employees figure that “regulations are regulations,” so the safety dude … Continue reading

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OFCCP $2.2 Settlement Worth Noting

Don’t let the OFCCP drop off of your list of concerns.  The sheer number of categories (female, Caucasian and Hispanic, black and Caucasian)  and inclusion of multiple locations in several states in the settlement below should raise concerns.  Follow the link … Continue reading

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Wisdom and Craziness In Raising Children.

Please excuse my shameless promotion of my wife’s new blog, “Karla’s Corner.” For years, people have pleaded with Karla to write down her endless stories drawn from our 30 years of parenting adventures (and gaffes) and her 30+ years in … Continue reading

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Protecting Workers At Customers’ Homes and Work Sites

Construction employers have made progress in managing individual employees and crews at multiemployer sites. Similarly, although mistakes still occur, we’ve got over 40 years experience complying with OSHA on the shop floor. Unfortunately, neither setting represents the increasingly common work … Continue reading

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Ruminations On Making the Legal System Work Better

If it paid, I’d spend most of my time writing, blogging and tweeting, but those satisfying outlets do not pay the bills.  Yep.  I’m a senior partner with management responsibilities in 30-something offices, but I must still manage my always … Continue reading

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