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9 Things you Absolutely Must Do if You Have an OSHA Inspection

by Howard Mavity Senior Partner, Fisher & Phillips Readers already know to take photos whenever an OSHA Compliance Officer takes shots, and a few other standard labor lawyer recommendations, but I’d like to take a moment to talk about “why” we … 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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You Learn a Lot When You’re the Sober One.

Tim Sackett always writes practical and entertaining posts,  Today’s post, “The Number One Reason You Should Never Drink at an Office Function” is no exception.  Tim goes beyond cautioning us to not make a fool of ourselves with a tongue … Continue reading

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Smooth Restart For OSHA So Far.

Whatever you may think of this Administration, one has to admire how well OSHA returned to full operations after the government shut down, and the behind the scenes work that made the return seem so seamless.  As I wrote earlier and … Continue reading

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Confusion About OSHA During the Shutdown

Under OSHA’s Contingency Plan, all but approximately 10% of its employees are furloughed.  If one calls an Area Office, you’ll encounter an Area Director and perhaps an Assistant Area Director, who will respond to workplace fatalities or complaints of situations … Continue reading

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More On the EEOC’s War On Criminal Background Checks

More from my buddy, Matt Korn, on the costly battles caused by the EEOC’s war on criminal background checks: Strike Two – The EEOC’s Failed Attempts To Limit Background Checks Date: October 1, 2013 By Matthew Korn (Labor Letter, October … Continue reading

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Do You Really Know How To Manage an OSHA Inspection?

From my friends at SafetyBLR.com: August 30, 2013 By Howard Mavity, partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP Many articles on handling OSHA inspections provide the same basic guidelines and little explanation of why an employer should take certain steps. Readers already … Continue reading

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