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OSHA issues compliance directive to address workplace violence

September 13th, 2011

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a directive on “Enforcement Procedures for Investigating or Inspecting Incidents of Workplace Violence” that establishes uniform procedures for field staff responding to incidents and complaints of workplace violence and conducting inspections in industries considered vulnerable to workplace violence, such as health care and social service settings, and late-night [Read more...]

Survey reveals Americans hungry for a strong manufacturing sector, but nervous about its future

September 13th, 2011

Americans maintain remarkably consistent views on the importance of manufacturing despite year after year of economic turbulence, according to a new survey from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, with 86 percent of respondents believing that America’s manufacturing base is “important” or “very important” to their standard of living.
The Public Viewpoint on Manufacturing Survey, now in [Read more...]

EEOC sues Oakland restaurant for disability bias in firing cook with seizure disorder

September 12th, 2011

Merritt Restaurant and Bakery, located near Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it discriminated against an employee with a history of seizures, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) contends in a lawsuit announced on September 8, 2011.
The suit filed by the agency in federal court in California [Read more...]

More U.S. workers unhappy with health benefits, promotions, according to Gallup poll

September 12th, 2011

U.S. workers are more dissatisfied today with their health insurance benefits and their chances for promotion than they were before the global economic collapse. These are the biggest movers since August 2008 on a list of 13 specific job aspects Gallup tracks.

The health insurance benefits your employer offers: 19 percent dissatisfied in 2008, 30 percent [Read more...]

Fourth Circuit dismisses health reform challenges for lack of standing

September 9th, 2011

In two cases decided on September 8, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed challenges to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). In both cases, rather than reaching the merits of the PPACA, the court ruled that the plaintiffs did not have standing to sue.
Virginia. In Commonwealth of Virginia v. Sebelius (No. [Read more...]