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The pitfalls of post-incident paperwork
  • Fowler Rodriguez
  • USA
  • November 25 2015

When an accident occurs on a vessel, an investigation is necessary. As safety is always a primary concern, it is important to determine what happened

Strategies to minimize joint employer liability post Browning-Ferris
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • September 16 2015

Outsourcing and using temporary workers has once again become riskier in the U.S. Joint employer liability is fast becoming the prevailing trend to

The road aheadwhat is in store for trucking companies in 2014
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2014

Two recent developments for trucking employers could impact their operations and employee relations. The first is a proposed rule by the Department

House passes transportation bill with meal and rest break implications
  • Littler Mendelson
  • USA
  • November 6 2015

On November 5, 2015, the House of Representatives approved a transportation funding bill with an amendment that would reverse a 2014 Ninth Circuit

U.S. implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2013

The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (“MLC 2006”) was adopted by the International Labor Organization (“ILO”) at the 94th Maritime Session of the

We've got our eyes on you: monitoring devices in vehicles
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2015

While employers with a fixed worksite can observe and interact directly with their employees to promote safety and reduce risk, employers with

Additional exhaustion of administrative remedies requirements for industries governed by federal transportation laws
  • Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2013

The requirement for an employee to exhaust administrative remedies may go beyond filing a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Ineffective absence management has cost MARTA millions
  • ClaimVantage
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

It is a well-known fact that leaves of absence can affect an employer’s bottom line. Unplanned absences affect an employer’s profits directly and

NIOSH Drive Safely Work Week 2015 is your company (and its policies) ready?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2015

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Center for Motor Vehicle Safety (CMVS), through its NIOSH Science Blog, recently

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit holds tankermen are exempt as "seamen" from overtime requirements of Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Phelps Dunbar LLP
  • USA
  • November 17 2014

On November 13, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently held that tankermen are exempt as "seamen" from the overtime