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OSHA ISSUES CLARIFICATION ON POST-ACCIDENT DRUG TESTING

Post-Accident Testing Does Not Violate OSHA Final Rule As you may recall, in early 2016 OSHA published a final rule that, among other things, amended 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35 to prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses. In the preamble to the final rule, OSHA discussed how the final rule could apply […]

WHERE ARE WE? ONE YEAR OF #METOO

It’s been one year since workplace sexual harassment started making headlines. Of course, #MeToo has been around much longer (originating in 2006), but the Harvey Weinstein allegations (as well as those against other public figures) turned #MeToo into a national movement. This national movement has resulted in increased attention on sexual harassment both by employers, […]

BEST PRACTICES FOR AVOIDING RETALIATION CLAIMS

Retaliation was the most filed claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in fiscal year 2017—nearly half of all charges included a claim of retaliation. How do employers avoid being part of that statistic? What is Retaliation? Retaliation exists where there is a protected activity by an employee, an adverse employment action by the […]

WHAT’S HOT IN HR

By Amy Matthews, SPHR Compliance. For a myriad of reasons, this is a word that gets mixed reactions from employers. Some find it annoying – a necessary evil.  Forced to comply with all the rules and regulations because “The Man” says they must. Others are leading the charge. Current and accurate Labor and Safety postings?  […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Periodically, employers can be somewhat parental and make decisions that are well intended but can lead to problems.  For example, an employer witnesses a senior employee lifting heavy boxes and decides to transfer the employee to a less labor-intensive position.  The employee enjoys his position and does not want to be transferred.  […]

NEW BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

New Requirements for Employers Who Use Third-Party Background Check Companies Beginning September 21, employers who use a third-party background check company to conduct background checks must use the updated Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Background checks, provided by a background check company, that investigate a job applicant’s or employee’s credit, […]

NEVADA EMPLOYERS SHOULD PREPARE FOR GEN Z

According to a recent study by Bloomberg, people of Generation Z or Gen Z, will outnumber members of the millennial generation by 2019. Millennials are the current dominant age demographic across the world. Members of Generation Z were born after 2001 whereas millennials were born between 1980 and 2000. Just as Baby Boomers and Gen […]

NLRB PROPOSES RULE ON JOINT EMPLOYER STANDARD

On September 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), delivering on its promise from earlier this year, published a proposed rule that would change the definition of joint employer—returning to the pre-2015 definition. In 2015, the NLRB expanded the definition of joint employer to include indirect control over the essential terms and conditions of employment. Under […]

UPDATED FMLA FORMS ISSUED; NO SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES

Earlier this month, the Department of Labor released updated Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and certification forms. The updated notices and forms expire August 31, 2021. With the exception of the updated expiration date, no substantive changes were made to the forms. The updated forms can be downloaded from the Department of Labor’s […]

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