#SexualHarassment in the Workplace (01-31-18) Handouts (Click Here)
Recently, the federal government entered a shutdown. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission, and the Department of Labor Office of the Soliticitor are among the agencies that are detrimentally effected during partial government shutdowns.
OSHA’s staffing levels drop from 1,934 to approximately 372 active employees during a government shutdown.
February 1st is the deadline to prepare, certify and post the OSHA 300A Annual Summary of workplace injuries and illness. The Form 300A is a summation of the workplace injuries and illnesses recorded on the OSHA 300 Logs during the previous calendar year, as well as the total hours worked the previous calendar year by all covered employees.Read more
There are a few registrations left for our free 1 hour webinar on the hottest employment this Wednesday, January 31, 2018, presented by attorney Carl Habekost. Don’t allow your company to join Miramax, The Weinstein Company, Michigan State University, and the growing list of employers whose ethics and culture are being called into question on the public stage due to sexual harassment. Learn the basics of harassment, investigation techniques, prevention tips, and more.Read more
We previously reported on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) significant hike in OSHA penalties after a 26 year increase hiatus. The penalty increase, which was instituted according to Section 701 of the 2015 budget, also called for annual adjustments to the penalties based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index. The DOL is required to adjust maximum OSHA penalties for inflation annually by the 15th of January.Read more