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  • It’s That Time Of Year Again…Time To Fill Out OSHA 300 Forms

    Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses.  Since we often receive questions regarding which injuries and illnesses are recordable and which are not, attorney Carl Habekost is joined by safety professionals, Donald Elswick from Elsmart Associates and Denise Honsberger from The Rudolph Libbe Group, for a discussion on OSHA recordables. Listen to the podcast here.

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  • Holistic Approach to Combat Harassment in the Workplace

    A year following the inception of the #MeToo movement, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting on October 31, 2018, entitled Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment. During this meeting, the Commission heard from 7 panelists who testified about how each of their respective organization are tackling harassment in the workplace through preventive measures, innovative training approaches, awareness campaigns, and leadership accountability.

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  • Federal Discrimination Law Update

    R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home v. EEOC, has drawn some attention because the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) once again has voiced a position contrary to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).  In R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Home v. EEOC, the Sixth Circuit found that discrimination against employees, either because of their failure to conform to sex stereotypes, or their transgender or transitioning status, violates Title VII.

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  • The Continuing Saga of the Joint Employer Standard

    As we indicated previously, the joint employer dilemma is being addressed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by way of a proposed rule.  The proposed rule was announced in September of 2018 in response to the Browning-Ferris decision issued in 2015.

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  • Mark Barnes Top Jingle Bell Run Fundraiser Again

    Mark Barnes was recognized as the Top Fundraiser once again by the Arthritis Foundation for this past weekend’s Toledo area Jingle Bell Run. Mark raised $1,500 and placed 3rd for his age division in 25 minutes on Saturday morning, a considerable feat in the cold Ohio winter weather. The Jingle Bell run is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature annual event in which the community gets festive while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability.

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