OSHA is implementing nationally an inspection emphasis program for workplaces with highly hazardous chemicals in quantities covered by the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. This program is an outgrowth of a limited pilot program initiated in 2009. Employers covered by the PSM standard are subject to an increased chance of inspection. OSHA’s express goal is to increase employer attention to employee safety in relation to highly hazardous chemicals.
The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced an increase to Missouri’s minimum wage, effective January 1, 2015. Missouri’s minimum wage has now increased to $7.65 per hour. This 15-cent increase over the 2014 minimum wage of $7.50 per hour is based on an increase in the cost of…..
Scenario: A highly regarded leader retires or leaves a company. Over time, his replacement increasingly seems to have come from a different planet. It’s a day to night comparison between the leader and his replacement—Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde. What makes this experience common, and what can be done to prevent…..
In this much anticipated case, the Supreme Court for the first time addressed the test for establishing a case of hostile work environment based upon religion and ancestry. The Court held that the previously-developed standard set forth in Lehmann v. Toys R Us for evaluating sexual harassment claims applies to hostile work environment claims generally, and a claimant asserting harassment based on religion and ancestry bears no heavier burden than any other claimant.