Tag Archives: employer benefit plans

Everybody Agrees That We Need Better Wellness Programs? Correct?

My answer would be that “I’m not sure.”  An amazing number of employers agree that absent improved wellness initiatives, a graying less healthy workforce will break the corporate bank, so to speak.  Likewise, seemingly, we should all be able to … Continue reading

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Focus on Wellness: For Our Workers, It’s a Critical Life or Death Issue

When I started this Blog, I wanted to post analysis and suggestions which were different or more practical than some of the Employment Law, Safety and Labor Articles out there.  I did not want to simply repeat what others were already effectively … Continue reading

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Zero Injuries Is Not Proof Of Safety Excellance

I notice that one of the most popular subjects on which I blog is how to “lawfully” incentivize safety.  A number of my Blogs and articles have focused on OSHA’s vigorous attacks on Employer Safety Incentive Programs or on the … Continue reading

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Wash Your $!&# Hands! Employers and the Flu

The CDC reports that the current flu season will be the worst one in recent years. On January 9, news outlets carried stories about the City of Boston declaring a state of public health emergency and of Chicago hospitals having … Continue reading

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Confusion About Safety Incentive Plans – Legal or Illegal?

Questions about Safety Incentive Plans have resurfaced in a number of discussions and blogs because of OSHA’s steadily increasing rhetoric against safety incentive programs that rely on injury data and/or whose incentives OSHA deems to be of sufficient magnitude to … Continue reading

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OSHA’s Latest Regulatory Agenda Suggests Few New Regulations In 2013

OSHA tardily published its Fall Regulatory Agenda on December 21.  The Administration did not even publish the Spring Agenda, and commentators for management and labor have described the dates as bearing little relationship with temporal reality as we know it. … 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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