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
By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen
We had previously blogged on OSHA’s adoption of its new 428 page updated “Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution” rules. 79 Fed. Reg. 20316 (April 11, 2014). It has now issued an “Interim Enforcement Policy” for the new rules.
According to Dr. David Michaels, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational … Continue Reading