As part of the rulemaking process and pursuant to the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA), OSHA will soon convene a panel of small business members to review and comment on a draft of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) regulatory text it anticipates publishing as a proposed rule. The agency recently announced that it expects to provide SBREFA members this draft by mid-August. The I2P2 rule remains one of the agency’s top priorities. Agency officials have indicated that they want to issue a final I2P2 rule in the next four years.
Employer Must Consider Shift Change to Accommodate Disability-Related Difficulties in Getting to Work
Colwell v. Rite Aid Corp., 2010 WL 1376301 (3d Cir., April 8, 2010) – In this case the plaintiff, who was blind in one eye, requested to work only on the day shift because she was unable to safely drive to and from work at night. Her employer refused, claiming it would be “unfair” to
In structuring their workforces abroad, taxes are a major driving force for employers—and if recent government initiatives are any indicator, employers should take care when considering the tax implications of their staffing decisions.
Even though the preliminary injunction against implementation of the overtime rule granted by Judge Mazzant is on a fast track appeal in the Fifth Circuit, the activity in the trial court has not ended.