Preparations for an outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus this fall could give momentum to legislation that would require employers to provide paid sick days.Read More
Experts on workplace violence say early intervention is the best way to deal with troubled employees but that incidents of conflict in the workplace are typically underreported.Read More
The enforcement emphasis is designed to give the department a new orientation after what the Obama administration portrays as eight years of lax oversight during former President George W. Bush’s tenure.Read More
The controversial rule would have required OSHA and the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration to publish an advance notice of proposed rule-making for all regulatory actions regarding workplace toxic substances or chemicals.Read More
The number of U.S. workplace fatalities in 2008 fell to the lowest level since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking fatal occupation injuries in 1992.Read More
A survey by Mercer shows that 40 percent of companies do not have an HR policy in place to deal with health-related emergencies. The swine flu pandemic has motivated more than half of the employers surveyed to create contingency and backup plans.Read More
We are in a state that has seen outbreaks of swine flu. What are some reasonable steps we can take to prevent the spread of this at work? I am worried that many of my employees might come to work even if sick, because they need the money in a tight economy.
A Walgreen Co. employee can sue her employer’s workers’ compensation insurer for bad faith, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled.Read More