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OSHA’s Electronic Reporting Guidelines - What Employers Need to Know

USA - May 10 2018 In May of 2016, OSHA published a new rule titled “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injury and Illness.” That rule, with an effective date of January 1…

Changes Proposed to DWC Form-005

USA - December 4 2017 On November 17, 2017, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) released a draft revised DWC Form-005, which is…

Hurricane Harvey: Considerations for Nonsubscribers

USA - September 14 2017 The implications of Hurricane Harvey will affect Texans for months, if not years. For employers who do not subscribe to the Texas workers’…

Preventing Tort Claims Against Nonsubscribers by Temporary Employees

USA - July 26 2017 As the need for a temporary workforce provided by staffing agencies continues to increase, the industry is seeing an escalation of on-the-job injury…

Austin v. Kroger - Remanded Again by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

USA - June 12 2017 In the latest chapter of the ongoing proceedings in the lawsuit filed by Randy J. Austin against his former employer, Kroger Texas, L.P., the United…

A New World of Workplace Regulation in the Trump Era

USA - February 14 2017 Recent workplace regulations proposed or enacted during the Obama administration may be reversing course in the near future...

Court limits employer’s duty to conduct background checks

USA - August 31 2015 Last week, the Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Houston affirmed summary judgment granted by a Brazoria County trial court to a nonsubscribing employer…

Exercise caution with OSHA’s electronic reporting option

USA - July 27 2015 Halfway through the first year of OSHA's new reporting requirements, many nonsubscribing employers are becoming more comfortable with the new…

The wait is over: Supreme Court of Texas weighs in on the nonsubscribing employer’s duty to warn

USA - June 17 2015 On June 12, the Supreme Court of Texas provided the long-awaited answer to the certified questions from the United States Court of Appeals for the…

The duty to warn of open and obvious hazards remains unclear

USA - June 4 2015 While Section 406.033 of the Texas Labor Code clearly establishes that nonsubscribing employers cannot rely on the defense that an employee assumed…