Monthly Archives: February 2014

One Stroke of a Key and Your Reputation Is Destroyed.

Many of you know that I spend a lot of time trying to teach people, especially executives, to be cautious about what they say in e-mails, blogs, Facebook and now LinkedIn.  My favorite comment is that “one should draft e-mails … Continue reading

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Straight Talk On Employee Handbooks.

A useful piece by my friend and partner, Jennifer Sandberg.  While she wrote this piece for credit unions, the recommendations apply to any industry setting. This article was also featured at  Jennifer is one of our attorneys who most … Continue reading

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Good Reminder of Your Haz Com/GHS Obligations – Don’t Miss Them.

Hazcom Training: Don’t Panic The deadline for covered employers to train workers on the GHS formatting passed on Dec. 1, 2013. But if you fear roving bands of OSHA inspectors banging on doors to identify GHS scofflaws, don’t hit the … Continue reading

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Do You Know Your Store’s Most Common OSHA Violations?

Most retail employers, even large companies with hundreds of branches, do not much worry about being inspected by OSHA; let alone cited.  It’s not that these employers are disinterested in their employees’ safety, it’s just that they have rarely experienced … Continue reading

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The EEOC and OSHA Are Expanding Their Focus To the Whole Company … All of It.

An EEOC “systemic” investigation can be as miserable as a class action lawsuit for employers.  As we have discussed before, the EEOC has encouraged its management and investigators to scrutinize single claimant EEOC charges for possible expansion to a burdensome … Continue reading

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