We are proud to welcome Elizabeth L. Bolduc to Bugbee & Conkle as the newest member of our Labor & Employment practice!
Elizabeth was born in Jacksonville Florida and loves the warm weather, sunshine and the beach. She moved to Toledo in middle-school and looks forward to the opportunity to give back to and get more involved with the Toledo Community.
Hosting a holiday party or a company picnic? Wondering what employers can do when they suspect an employee is abusing FMLA? How do you count FMLA leave during the holidays? Do you have to pay an Employee on FMLA holiday pay? Attorneys Robert Solt and Elizabeth Bolduc discuss common issues faced by employers around the holidays and during special events, such as the Race for the Cure, company picnics, and more.Read more
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is based on a simple concept that employees have a right to know and understand the hazards of the chemicals they might be exposed to in the workplace. Unfortunately, many employers fall short when it comes to compliance with the HCS as evidenced by the fact that hazard communication is always toward the top of OSHA’s most cited violations every year.
The HCS requires information to be prepared and transmitted regarding all hazardous chemicals.Read more
Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable. From May 7-11, 2018, the National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety.
Above is a list of the top 10 most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites by OSHA. Fall protection was the number one citation again, and we have previously examined the connection between fall hazards and fatalities in the workplace as well as the importance of building a safety culture in your workplace.Read more
As we previously reported, the compliance date for OSHA’s new electronic reporting rule for submission of the 300A forms was delayed until December 15, 2017. OSHA recently announced that over 214,000 300A forms were submitted electronically prior to closing the portal. However, this was significantly less than the 350,000 submissions that OSHA was expecting.Read more