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Mar 16, 2017

Employers: Are You Ready For OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard?

By: Maital Savin, Associate OSHA recently issued a final rule on crystalline silica exposure. (§1926.1153). Beginning in June 2017 for the construction industry and June 2018 for the maritime and general industry, employers that engage in silica generating applications, such as cutting, grinding, drilling or breaking concrete and/or masonry, must […]

Nov 23, 2016

New OSHA Reporting Requirements To Take Effect 12/1/16

By: Maital Savin, Associate In our July 2016 newsletter, we advised you that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently published a new rule regarding workplace injury reporting, the first phase of which was originally scheduled to take effect on 8/10/16.  Shortly thereafter, a number of employers and employer groups […]

Sep 1, 2016

Increased Misclassification Litigation Stresses Importance Of Proper Worker Classification

By: Storrs Downey & Maital Savin With an increasing number of misclassification suits filed against high profile companies such as Uber and FedEx, many businesses are concerned that they will be the next to make headlines. Every business that uses independent contractors has potential exposure for worker misclassification litigation. Worker […]

Aug 12, 2016

Employers Beware: Provide Reasonable Accommodations To Employees Who Have Caregiving Responsibilities Or Face Costly FRD Claims

By: Jim McConkey, Of Counsel A recent study conducted by the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law provides eye-opening statistics of which employers in all industries should be aware. The study, “Caregivers in the Workplace: Family Responsibilities Discrimination Litigation Update 2016,” details […]

Jun 6, 2016

Uber’s Legal Battle Over Drivers Continues

By: Maital Savin, Associate Last month, Uber settled two class action lawsuits with its drivers in California and Massachusetts for $100 million, allowing Uber to continue treating those drivers as independent contractors. Of course, the settlement left the million-dollar-question (or more accurately, the billion-dollar-question) of whether its drivers are employees or […]

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