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OSHA focuses on hospitals
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • February 24 2014

OSHA states on its webpage that "a hospital is one of the most hazardous places to work." In 2011, U.S. hospitals recorded 58,860 work-related

NBC investigative team reports California outpaces other states in ADA lawsuits
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2014

NBC Bay Area recently aired a report by Vicky Nguyen, Jeremy Carroll and Kevin Nious, analyzing federal lawsuits that alleged ADA violations, calling

The Horton ruling: non-union private employers violate the NLRA if mandatory arbitration agreements with employees bar class or collective actions
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2012

Flexing its regulatory muscle, on January 3, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board in D.R. Horton, Inc. ruled that mandatory arbitration agreements that require employees to waive the right to file a class or collective action in any forum violated the National Labor Relations Act

Supreme Court holds SOX whistleblower provisions apply to public company's private contractors and subcontractors
  • Day Pitney LLP
  • USA
  • March 5 2014

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in a 6-3 decision - its first regarding a Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) whistleblower case - that SOX's

Sixth Circuit remands to new judge in ADA firefighter appeal
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 28 2014

Anthony Rorrer, a firefighter for the City of Stow, Ohio, was allegedly terminated because of a non-work-related accident that left Rorrer totally

Ohio Workers' Compensation class action notice: should you stay in or opt out?
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • January 5 2012

A class action lawsuit is currently pending in the Court of Common Pleas for Cuyahoga County, Ohio, on behalf of certain employers doing business in Ohio

The so-called “Rule of 10?: a myth about OSHA’s lack of jurisdiction over small employers
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

One of the questions we are most frequently asked by small employers is about the so-called “Rule of 10; i.e., the long-perpetuated myth that OSHA does not have jurisdiction over employers or workplaces with fewer than 10 employees

President Obama announces recess appointments to NLRB
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2012

President Barack Obama has again used his recess appointment powers, placing two Democrats and one Republican on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB

When are high school diploma requirements permissible under the ADA?
  • Briggs and Morgan
  • USA
  • January 6 2012

In a recent informal discussion letter, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) suggested that in some circumstances requiring a high school diploma as a condition of employment may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA

Top 5 legal trends for hospitality employers
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 1 2014

There is much to be learned from 2013. Below are five legal topics that made headlines last year, and should provide valuable guidance for managing