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The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced on May 22, 2017, that it is extending the effective date of the agency's Final Rule on Examinations of Working Places in Metal and Nonmetal Mines until October 2, 2017.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Plaintiff James Fletcher was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2015. As result, he brought suit against a number of entities alleging asbestos exposure.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On May 23, 2017, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) budget proposal—a more detailed and developed version (it's nearly 1300 pages long) of the so-called "skinny" budget...
BakerHostetler
On May 17, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that employers do not have to file injury and illness information online with OSHA by the July 1 filing deadline.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Employers will be relieved, at least temporarily, of the requirement to file injury information through an electronic recordkeeping system that was scheduled to take effect this July 1.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Automation is redefining the workplace. While some may fear that automation will displace workers, automation can enhance a company's workforce and improve productivity.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has announced that it will be proposing a delay to the July 1, 2017 deadline for certain employers to electronically file injury and illness data.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
NIOSH has released a study on the safety and health hazards posed by marijuana growing farms.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a move that may be employer-friendly, President Trump has re-nominated Heather MacDougall to the OSHRC. MacDougall represents a Republican vote on cases appealed before the Commission.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it will extend the July 1, 2017 deadline for electronic submission of employers' injury and illness logs.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
A CONTRACTOR DIES on the job. Who's liable? When shareholders perform work in their apartments, the concept is that the shareholder assumes all risk and liability in connection with that work.
Fisher Phillips LLP
Responding to years of pressure from union advocates and their allies, the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) has proposed a first-in-the-nation, industry-specific...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
OSHA has rescinded its midnight rule, adopted by the outgoing Administration in December 2016 which attempted to end run the federal court's decision in Volks that limits the statute of limitations...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
An appeal pending before the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (U.S. v. Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc., No. 16-17745, 11th Cir.) reveals a novel approach the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is taking to expand inspections resulting from reported injuries or complaints into wall-to-wall inspections conducted under national, regional, and local emphasis programs targeting specific hazards or industries.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On May 3, 2017, the final curtain was rung down on the Volks saga: OSHA revoked its so-called "Volks Rule," which would have amended the recordkeeping regulations in 29 C.F.R. Part 1904 to ...
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
On April 25, 2017, the OSHA officially rescinded its 2013 letter of interpretation that many viewed as a clear bow to organized labor by the previous administration and that had created the potential...
Fisher Phillips LLP
A recent federal court decision may bring about a new wave of overtime claims by offshore workers, particularly those working within the territorial waters of Louisiana...
Littler Mendelson
On April 19, 2017, Governor Justice signed the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, which will go into effect on July 5, 2017, but not be fully implemented until at least July 1, 2019.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a victory for employers, OSHA has rescinded its policy allowing union representatives to participate in OSHA inspections of non-union employers.
Fisher Phillips LLP
OSHA has now officially withdrawn the so called "Volks Rule" that had attempted to set a 5 year limitations period for OSHA Recordkeeping violations.
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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
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Fisher Phillips LLP
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. shocked the racing world last week when he abruptly announced his retirement from NASCAR at the end of the 2017 season.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
A CONTRACTOR DIES on the job. Who's liable? When shareholders perform work in their apartments, the concept is that the shareholder assumes all risk and liability in connection with that work.
Fisher Phillips LLP
A recent federal court decision may bring about a new wave of overtime claims by offshore workers, particularly those working within the territorial waters of Louisiana...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a recent Eleventh Circuit opinion, the Court found that the insurance carrier was responsible, under Georgia law, for the harm caused by an intoxicated employee's vehicle usage.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has announced that it will be proposing a delay to the July 1, 2017 deadline for certain employers to electronically file injury and illness data.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In a move that may be employer-friendly, President Trump has re-nominated Heather MacDougall to the OSHRC. MacDougall represents a Republican vote on cases appealed before the Commission.
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