OSHA Duties and Responsibilities

January 21st, 2020 Edwin G. Foulke, Jr. Fisher & Phillips LLP

  Section 5(a) of the OSH Act states: "The basic duties of employers and employees are that:

Life Insurance as an employer-provided benefit

January 13th, 2020 Ellisa H. Culp, Eric D. Penkert, Grace H. Ristuccia, Thomas M. Christina Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Life insurance is among the most common employer-provided benefits and there are a few options that employers have: Employers may either: structure their life insurance plans to pay 100% of the cost of the life insurance (a non-contributory arra...

Pre-Employment Testing

January 10th, 2020 Frank L. Day, Jr., Mollie K. Wildmann Ford & Harrison LLP

Steve Jobs, the former CEO and chairman of Apple, Inc., believed that his most important responsibility was hiring the best employees. Jobs understood that a company’s employees are its single greatest investment. Before a company invests in an expensive new piece of equipment, management will typically research the product, secure inf...


DOL changes overtime equation

September 25th, 2019

Overtime over time DOL overtime.

Translation: The changes made to additional compensation for working more than 40 hours in a workweek happened gradually as the Department of Labor took some extra "playing time".

Thanks to Peter Gillespie for the translation and then working overtime to identify what is changing, what isn't and what you need to do.

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Is sex a part of your workday (and covered by workers' comp)?

September 24th, 2019

Is sex a part of your workday (and covered by workers' comp)?

In France, yes,

In Australia, not so, unless you as the employer encourage the employee to engage in the sexual activity.

Maryland leans French (oui, oui) while other states lean Australian (mate).

Fiona Ong not only uncovered all of this, she covers it.

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