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OSH Act Penalties Increase
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published a final rule that increases civil monetary penalties the DOL assesses and enforces,
United States
8 Feb 2019
OSHA Issues Final Rule Rescinding Certain Recordkeeping Requirements And Clarifying Guidance On Drug Testing And Incentive Programs
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a final rule rescinding major portions of its electronic reporting rule.
United States
7 Feb 2019
Federal Court Limits Scope Of OSHA Inspection Authority
On October 9, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court decision to limit the scope of an inspection sought by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
United States
24 Oct 2018
About Face: OSHA Clarifies That Safety-Incentive Programs And Post-Incident Drug/Alcohol Testing ARE Permissible
On October 11, 2018, in an about-face on prior guidance, the OSHA issued a significant Standard Interpretation Memorandum regarding safety-incentive programs and post-incident drug/alcohol testing.
United States
23 Oct 2018
OSHA Announces Renewed Focus On Trenching And Excavation Work
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced an update to its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on preventing trenching and excavation collapses.
United States
9 Oct 2018
OSHA Proposes To Rescind Major Portions Of Its Electronic Reporting Rule
On Monday, July 30, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule to abolish much of the existing electronic reporting obligations for establishments with 250 or more employees.
United States
9 Aug 2018
OSHA Update: Court Of Appeals Upholds Employer's Criminal Liability And Maximum Fine In Employee's Death
On July 17, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed a verdict that had found an employer criminally liable for an employee's fatal fall.
United States
6 Aug 2018
The Ohio Supreme Court Reverses Its Position On The Enforceability Of Noncompete Agreements After A Merger
In a rare procedural move, the Ohio Supreme Court reconsidered and reversed its May 24, 2012 decision in Acordia of Ohio, L.L.C. v. Fishel, 2012-Ohio-2297 ("Fishel I").
United States
29 Oct 2012
Trade Secrets And Former Employees: Memorized Client Lists Can Still Be Protected As A Secret
The Supreme Court of Ohio has ruled that the use of a memorized client list by a former employee can constitute a trade secret violation.
United States
7 Mar 2008
Competition From Former Employees: Important New Decisions Regarding Enforcement Of, And Challenges To, Noncompete Agreements
Several important covenant not to compete decisions have been issued recently by the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, and in the federal district courts within the Sixth Circuit (which includes the states of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee).
United States
17 Dec 2007
Competition From Former Employees: Ohio Appellate Court Clarifies Application Of The "Inevitable Disclosure" Doctrine
A recent court decision in Ohio provides an important new interpretation of the rights, and limitations, that employers may face when key employees leave and begin to compete.
United States
22 Feb 2007
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