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EEOC Accuses Security Firm of Sexual Harassment Against Male Workers

January 23, 2013
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A two male employees from a North Carolina-based security firm allegedly made offensive comments to their male subordinates, solicited nude pictures from them, asked male employees to undress in front of them and solicited male employees for sex.
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Ohio Supreme Court all but Eliminates the Intentional Tort Exception to Workers' Comp Claims

December 18, 2012
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How do you guard against these intentional tort cases? Train all of your employees about the importance of safety guards, and the dangers of toxic and hazardous substances. Inspect all equipment at the beginning and end of each shift to ensure that safety guards are in the proper place.
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If You Put Up With Bullies in Your Workplace, Stop (Before Someone Else Makes You)

November 19, 2012
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The reality is that if your company does not take this issue seriously, state legislators will and you won't like the results.
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IHOP Franchisee Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit for $1 Million

November 13, 2012
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After complaints were made about Lee Broadnax's behavior, IHOP failed to take reasonable measures to prevent and promptly correct sexual harassment allegations, according to court documents.
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Tougher Law in Hawaii Aims to Protect Harassed Workers

October 30, 2012
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Although many employers are complying with Act 206, some 'felt that it didn't need to be required,' notes employer group attorney.
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Health, Safety Lapses in Lab Tied to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

October 24, 2012
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Investigators found “serious health and safety deficiencies” at the compound pharmaceutical lab tied to the fungal meningitis outbreak, according to a preliminary report released Oct. 22.
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Major Reform to Ohio's Discrimination Laws Introduced in State Senate

October 19, 2012
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This bill presents a tangible opportunity to fix a broken law. Ohio's current employment discrimination statute is so different from both its federal counterpart and the similar laws of other states that it places Ohio at a competitive disadvantage.
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Trash, Recyclable Collector Deaths Spike in 2011

September 20, 2012
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On-the-job fatalities among trash and recycling collectors dramatically increased last year, making the job the fourth most dangerous in the land.
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Trucking Firm Ordered to Reinstate Whistle-Blower, Pay $315,000

August 28, 2012
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The award reflects $280,000 in back wages and interest, $15,000 in compensatory damages and $20,000 in punitive damages, OSHA said. The federal agency does not release the names of employees involved in whistle-blower complaints.
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OSHA Steps Up Safety Inspections in South

August 17, 2012
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Beginning August 20, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will increase the number of unannounced inspections it performs at worksites in Region 4, which encompasses eight southern states east of the Mississippi River.
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