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First Amendment Protections: What Do They Cover?

Following the tragic events in Charlottesville last week, there has been a deluge of news stories about the employment ramifications of individuals’ social media postings, especially as they relate to support for hate groups and related fringe political c…
rting health and safety violations under the OSHA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/first-amendment-protections-what-do-they-cover/

Time to Post OSHA’s Form 300A

It is time for employers who are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records to post OSHA’s Form 300A. This form summarizes the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses logged during the year, and for 2015, the summary must be posted betwe…
time for employers who are required to keep OSHA injury and illness records to post OSHAhazard industries are generally exempt from OSHA including those partially exempted from OSHA https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/time-post-oshas-form-300a/

OSHA Lowers Investigative Standard for Merit Findings in Whistleblower Complaints

As many employers probably know, the number of retaliation complaints filed under OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program has significantly increased in recent years. In April 2015, OSHA issued a memorandum clarifying the standard of review that investiga…
number of retaliation complaints filed under OSHA OSHA issued a memorandum clarifying the standard … and was prompted by OSHA. If you have any questions regarding the OSHA whistleblower complaint process https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/osha-lowers-investigative-standard-merit-findings-whistleblower-complaints/

2015 OSHA Requirements

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be enforcing its new reporting requirements that became effective on January 1, 2015. Employers are now required to contact OSHA within 24 hours following an occurrence of any in-patient hospi…
OSHA2015.  Employers are now required to contact OSHA within 24 hours following an occurrence of a… loss of an eye.  The requirement to contact OSHA within eight https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/2015-osha-requirements/

Ebola Fears in the Workplace

Everywhere you turn people are talking about the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the multiple infected individuals in the United States. As Ebola is a devastating disease with a high mortality rate, people are understandably concerned. As an e…
OSHA OSHA will require the employer to have a plan wit https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/ebola-fears-workplace/

Avoid the Pan and the Fire: Beware of New Policies Violating Old Regulations

As employers are all too aware, the workplace is a minefield of regulations. While a new mine, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is on everyone’s mind as the compliance deadline is rapidly approaching for many, it is important not to forget the other mines i…
https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/avoid-pan-and-fire-beware-new-policies-violating-old-regulations/

Risk Management: ADA, MCAD, OSHA, Human Service Forum

Have you experienced an uptick in filings at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and/or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration? Or, if not yet, do you want to learn how to minimize your legal exposure to such claims? Have you ot…
ell as approaches for dealing with them. OSHA and The types of OSHA cases that employees are filing against huma https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/past-events/risk-management-ada-mcad-osha-human-service-forum/

SURPRISE! OSHA Inspection!

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), inspectors are authorized to “inspect and investigate during regular working hours, and at other reasonable times, and within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner, any such place of employment a…
OSHA it is sometimes impossible to anticipate an OSHA investigation…o or still camera available to use during an OSHA inspection. The investigator…t a specific leader to be responsible for an OSHA site visit. This will prevent some last minu https://www.theroyallawfirm.com/news/women-labor/surprise-osha-inspection/

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