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In OSHA’s April 15, 2014, issue of “Quick Takes,” its bi-monthly newsletter, the agency commented on the US Department of Transportation’s national campaign to stop texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving.
4/21/2014
On February 13, 2013, the San Antonio Express-News published an article titled “Eagle Ford pay is high, but work can be fatal.” On February 15, 2013, the Houston Chronicle published an article titled “Fatalities accompany Eagle Ford Boom.” Both articles were republished in newspapers across Texas.
4/18/2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Act and standards promulgated thereunder allow an employee representative to participate in the filing of complaints, requesting workplace inspections, participating in workplace inspections, participating in informal settlement conferences, and contesting the abatement period related to inspections.
4/17/2014
On April 1, 2014, President Obama signed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (PAMA) into law. Generally, the PAMA relates to Medicare and temporarily postponing cuts to physician reimbursements.
4/15/2014
The House Health & Human Services Committee passed House Bill 7113 by Representative Jason Brodeur (R-Sanford) after adopting a strike all amendment that includes provisions on health care topics previously addressed in separate bills.
4/14/2014
Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a class action waiver in an arbitration clause, compelling employees who had attempted to bring a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act to arbitrate their claims on an individual basis.
4/9/2014
The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that forum selection clauses should be upheld in most circumstances. Have you used a forum selection clause in your contracts which would maximize the benefit to your company?
4/1/2014
In a decision sure to send huge ripples throughout the world of collegiate sports—and elsewhere—the National Labor Relations Board’s Chicago office sided with football players at Northwestern University who said they were employees and deserve to have a union if they want one.
3/28/2014
On March 12, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) convened a meeting to gather information about the growing use of social media and how it impacts the laws that the agency enforces. Of particular interest to this panel which consisted of top EEOC lawyers, private labor lawyers and a state legislative director for the Society for Human Resource Management (“SHRM”) was the potential for misuse of social media sites, which could conceivably lead to discrimination or harassment claims.
3/26/2014
Golf course lenders, bankruptcy and appellate courts around the country have consistently held that a properly-perfected mortgage or security interest in golf course revenues, including cart rentals and green fees, is not sufficient to grant the lender an interest in the golf course’s “cash collateral” if the business ends up in bankruptcy.
3/25/2014