By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen
Thomas Galassi, the Director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, recently issued a Memorandum to Regional Administrators on OSHA’s “Policy Background on the Temporary Worker Initiative.” It provides a good lesson from the Agency’s perspective.
We had blogged previously about OSHA’s national emphasis on temporary workers. For instance, Administrator David Michaels published … Continue Reading
By Brent I. Clark and Craig B. Simonsen
The OSHA National Advisory Committee Workgroup will meet to continue its discussion of issues relating to the protection of temporary workers.
The Workgroup will be discussing issues that include perceived gaps in workplace protection for temporary workers, differences between temporary workers and contract workers, and joint responsibility of host employers and staffing … Continue Reading
By Geoffrey C. Westbrook and Joshua M. Henderson
Just when one might have thought California employment law couldn’t get any stickier for employers, in January 2014 the California Legislature turned up the heat by expanding meal and rest break penalty provisions. Now there’s a new penalty for failure to provide “cool-down,” or recovery, periods to prevent heat illness.
Before, heat … Continue Reading