In a decision published August 5, 2016, a U.S. District Court magistrate has recommended that a warrant OSHA sought to conduct a comprehensive inspection of a North Georgia poultry plant be quashed (invalidated).  In re Establishment Inspection of Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc., N.D. Ga. No....
On June 30, 2016, the Department of Labor announced that it is increasing the monetary penalties for more than 60 kinds of violations of labor and employment laws.  These changes are part of the Inflation Adjustment Act, which was part of the budget resolution that Congress passed in November 2015.  This law directs federal agencies to adjust ...
A federal appeals court has rejected the position of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that discrimination against a worker based on sexual orientation is prohibited by federal law.  Hively v. Ivy Tech Cmty. Coll., 129 FEP Cases 657, 7th Cir. App. (July 28, 2016).  This decision is the first federal appeals court ruling to add...
Due to some highly-publicized incidents, including terrorism, the thinking on the prevention and reaction to incidences of workplace violence is undergoing a shift.  The Department of Homeland Security offers the following suggestions as the best methods to respond to an active shooter: 1.         Run - Have...

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