Category Archives: plastics

Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued

Top Ten Ways To Hold A Company Party – Without Getting Sued Date: December 3, 2012 By Michael Mitchell (Labor Letter, December 2012) With the Holiday Season in full swing, many employers ask us about the wisdom of holding company parties … Continue reading

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What the New Michigan Right-to-Work Law Does… and Doesn’t Do….

Many people confuse Right-to-Work laws with the Employment at Will concept. Employment at Will is a common law concept standing for some variation of the rule that either the employee or the employer can terminate employment at any time for … Continue reading

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OSHA Can Now Connect the Dots and Track Your Company’s Inspection Trends

OSHA has long been hampered by its difficulty in coordinating between different Federal Area Offices and State Plans. Inspections at companies or construction contractors with many locations tend to be viewed one work site at a time, other than for … Continue reading

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Free Webinar Making Predictions About Federal Agencies in 2013

While there remains some lingering uncertainty, the recent elections did lend some clarity to an evolving regulatory landscape. Now that the dust has settled, what can we expect from a second term for the current Administration? And with additional gridlock … Continue reading

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Biggest 2012 Employment Law Events (set to the theme of post apocalyptic movies)

The End of the World As We Know It? PART 1 My Portland partner, Rich Meneghello, produced the entertaining update below on the biggest employment law events in 2012, gleefully described in the context of disaster/post apocalypse movies… come on, … Continue reading

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