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  • Look In the Sky: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s OSHA!

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  • Unpreventable Employee Misconduct

    BY: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    Employers have a defense to an OSHA citation when the violation of a safety regulation was due to unpreventable employee misconduct.  There are four elements to the unpreventable employee misconduct defense that must be proven to vacate a citation.

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  • Fall Protection in the Roofing and Construction Industry

    BY: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    The duty to have fall protection in the construction industry (OSHA section 1926.501) regularly tops the list of the most frequently cited OSHA standards.  But fall protection, although of paramount importance, is not the only requirement for roofing and construction companies in developing an effective safety program. In 2016, OSHA published “Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs in Construction.

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  • Congratulations to 20 Under 40 Nominee Elizabeth Bolduc

    Congratulations to Elizabeth Bolduc of Bugbee & Conkle on her nomination for the 20 under 40 Toledo program, which recognizes young leaders who have distinguished themselves in our community. Elizabeth has been an attorney with Bugbee & Conkle for a year and a half and has already proven herself to be a leader in that time.

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  • The U.S. Department of Labor Announced The Final Overtime Rule

    On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule increasing the salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.  The final rule raises the “standard salary level” from $455 per week to $684 per week (equivalent to $35,568 per year). Further, the total annual compensation level for highly compensated employees is raised from $100,000 to $107,432 per year.

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  • Attorney Robert L. Solt, IV Joins Bugbee & ConkleRead more

Events

  • May 6-10 is the 6th Annual National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in ConstructionRead more

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