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House Votes To Block OSHA Rules

March, 2000

In the Winter 2000 edition of our Newsletter, we reported on new ergonomic regulations proposed by OSHA concerning alleged repetitive motion disorders. If adopted, these regulations would have required employers to establish comprehensive plans to monitor, control and reduce workplace hazards associated with repetitive motion disorders through management investigation, employee interviews, additional training, and advice…

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Preparing a Workplace Violence Prevention Program

June, 2000

Recent shootings in Georgia (9 killed in July), Alabama (3 killed in August) and Hawaii (7 killed in November) are a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of America’s workplace. These are the high profile cases which make the nightly news. The sobering truth is that in the United States, homicide is the second leading cause of death in the workplace. For women, it is the leading cause of workplace fatality. Each day in the workplace three people are killed and sixty-one are seriously injured. The attackers are often coworkers, customers, or patients.

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Workers’ Compensation, The ADA, And FMLA – Recent Developments

(Labor & Employment Newsletter – 2000) Three sources of employment-related disability rights (Workers’ Compensation laws; The Americans with Disabilities Act; and The Family and Medical Leave Act) frequently intersect and sometimes collide. The key to making defensible personnel decisions is an independent analysis of each law in light of the facts of any given case.…

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Recent Developments In Wage And Hour Law

May, 2000

The U.S. Department of Labor has revised the “white-collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) with the final rules published in the Federal Register on April 23, 2004. .

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Harassment In The Workplace

Training Materials for Supervisors & Managers

March, 2000

Liability for workplace harassment, including racial, religious, disability, and sexual harassment, is increasingly a concern for private and public employers. How to react to allegations of workplace harassment is one of the trickiest questions facing human resources and other corporate managers today.

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