OSHA continues its aggressive enforcement with more citations, higher penalties and hard-hitting press releases. At a recent American Bar Association meeting in New Orleans, OSHA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Fairfax discussed OSHA’s increased enforcement. According to Fairfax, OSHA has set a goal of 42,000 inspections for the 2011 fiscal year. In addition, OSHA is looking to increase the number of follow-up inspections. If the agency is successful in reaching its goals, it will exceed last year’s total violations issued, which is the highest number of violations issued in years. The agency had more significant (cases involving a total penalty of $100,000 or more) and egregious cases in fiscal year 2010 than it has had in quite some time.
The initiative to defer the deportation of eligible young persons without lawful immigration status was officially implemented on August 15, 2012, when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for “deferred action.” Deferred action is a determination to defer the removal (deportation) of an individual as an…..
Common Law Retaliatory Discharge Claims Still Exist Despite the Enactment of CEPA; An Employee’s Internal Complaint Could Suffice to Support Such a Claim
Tartaglia v. UBS PaineWebber Inc., et al., 2008 WL 5274869 (N.J. Supreme Court, December 16, 2008) – The New Jersey Supreme Court recently reiterated that common law claims for retaliatory discharge, as recognized in Pierce v. Ortho Pharm. Corp., 84 N.J. 58 (1980), were not entirely supplanted by the Legislature’s enactment of the Conscientious Employee
A package of four bills (A2647, A2648, A2649 and A2650) aimed at addressing the gender wage gap were introduced in March and were promptly approved by the Assembly, and now await consideration by the Senate. A2647 would require New Jersey employers to post and distribute a new notice, in a form to be issued by