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Section 11 (C) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) states "no person shall discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to this Act or has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding or because of the exercise by such employee on behalf of himself or others of any right afforded by this Act."
6/9/2014
Sadly, the recent mass shooting by a disgruntled employee at a FedEx sorting facility in Georgia reminded the U.S. of the disturbing fact that the number of public shootings has been on the rise over the past several years. As with the FedEx tragedy, some of those public shootings have involved disgruntled employees violently attacking co-workers in the workplace.
5/16/2014
Last week, the House of Representatives passed, in a 360-45 vote, legislation that would reauthorize charter schools. The measure, the Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter School Act (HR10), would authorize $300 million per year for fiscal years 2015 through 2020.
5/15/2014
It is Spring again, and the national pastime is in full swing. This year Spring also brought knowledge of the Heartbleed Bug – another threat to the security of information stored and transmitted online. And just as baseball is a fixture of the American landscape, so too unfortunately are data breaches and other information security threats.
5/13/2014
On April 3, 2014, the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued an interim final rule that establishes procedures and time frames for handling retaliation complaints under the Consumer Financial Protection Act (CFPA). OSHA has invited the public to comment on the interim final rule by June 3, 2014.
5/7/2014
The US Supreme Court issued a strong 6-2 ruling on April 29, 2014 which upheld proposed EPA regulations to regulate air pollution that crosses state boundaries under the Clean Air Act known as the “Cross-State Air Pollution Rules,”(Rules).
5/3/2014
OSHA has been busy the first four months of 2014. The following are six items of particular interest to those in or affiliated with the construction industry.
4/30/2014
In the recent case CoastalStates Bank v. Hanover Homes of South Carolina, LLC, et al., the South Carolina Court of Appeals issued a potentially game changing opinion on the consequences that a bank’s settlement with a borrower and one guarantor has on the bank’s claims against a non-settling guarantor.
4/30/2014
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