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OSHA ain’t just blowing smoke on whistleblowing

06/26/2018
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ordered Chino, California-based Mr. Good Vape to reinstate a manager who reported alleged violations of federal safety laws in its production process.

Gov’t employees: No due process claim to promotion

06/26/2018
Public employees have a right to due process before being deprived of the property interest that is their job. Essentially, that means a public employer has to provide “some sort of a hearing” allowing the worker to present his side of the story before being fired. That right doesn’t extend to a promotion not granted.

CalOSHA ergonomic regs for hotel staff take effect July 1

06/26/2018
Revised musculoskeletal injury prevention regulations for hotel housekeepers take effect July 1. Affected employers have until Oct. 1 to develop musculoskeletal injury protection plans, or MIPPs.

Failure to follow reporting procedures can justify firing—even if boss should have acted

06/26/2018
If an employer has a process in place for reporting wrongdoing that includes bypassing one’s supervisor when necessary, employees who don’t take that step can’t aviod punishment by blaming the supervisor. That’s not a justified excuse.

4 pieces of wisdom Steve Jobs shared in 1992 that still apply to today’s workforce

06/20/2018
Here are some grounding managerial philosophies Jobs shared in a 72-minute speech, and how you can use them to be a more impactful leader.

Successful in sweatpants? Remote work has pros, cons

06/19/2018
Job seekers are enticed by work-from-home options but well aware of the pitfalls, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half.

Snapshot: Summer jobs are paying real money

06/19/2018
Gone are the days when a student’s summer job came with a minimum wage paycheck.

OSHA, AESC renew petroleum industry safety partnership

06/12/2018
The three-year alliance renewal will extend efforts to reduce and prevent exposure to well servicing hazards, and provide training resources for member companies and their employees.

Review handbook for at-will conflicts

06/12/2018
If an employee has a contract with his employer that specifically limits his discharge, then at-will employment does not apply. This situation can get tricky if your employee handbook lacks a contract disclaimer or contains language that seems to limit your right to fire employees.

Snapshot: Big business makes progress on LGBT issues

06/12/2018
An overwhelming majority of Fortune 500 corporations prohibit discrimination on the basis of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender status.