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Are Job Descriptions Really Necessary for My Business?

The answer is a resounding, “YES!”

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How to Conduct a Workplace Investigation

In 2016 there were 91,503 total charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) costing employers more than $482,100,000. Yes, that is 482 MILLION dollars!!! Even if your recruiting and hiring process is perfect, all your policies are in place, and you carefully train all employees, you can’t guarantee that you will never have issues among your employees.

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Cyber Exposure on the Move for Manufacturers

Cyber exposure has recently been an issue for consumer-facing businesses like retailers, financial service providers and hospitals. In the past, this risk has been indemnified by cyber insurance as these businesses pushed for more digital integration from within. But, as different types of businesses become increasingly digital, the need for cyber protection has amplified, as well. Manufacturing is an industry that is recognizing this risk.

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Can You Discipline an Employee for Violating a Safety Rule?

The OSH Act does a lot of things including setting forth safety standards for employers covered by the Act. It allows employees to make complaints about unsafe working conditions to OSHA, the federal agency responsible for enforcement of the OSH Act. For that reason, it prohibits employers from disciplining or discharging employees in retaliation for exercising their rights under the OSH Act.

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Improper Lane Change

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the number of collisions due to improper lane changes and merges hovers around a quarter million per year – consistently. Many drivers fail to check their blind area, are rushing, and failed to signal their move with sufficient warning to the drivers around them.

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The ADA and Drive-By Lawsuits

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) exists to ensure that Americans are not taken advantage of or unjustly discriminated against based on disability. This Act protects these individuals every day, but recently attorneys have utilized Title III of the ADA to go on the offensive. Major metropolitan areas have become laden with lawsuits against restaurants, bars, and other retail establishments regarding Title III of the ADA. Luckily, a solution has been produced to aid business in combating these types of suits.

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Terminations...Make Sure You Do It Right

Terminating an employee is one of the most unpleasant tasks a manager or supervisor will face during their career. In addition to the emotional strain, there are always legal risks which mean careful preparation and deliberation must be made before any termination occurs. Since terminations are inevitable, we will take a look at a few helpful tips to keep your company compliant and streamline the process as much as possible.

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OSHA’s Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

OSHA’s Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

You may want to review OSHA’s final rule § 1904.35 to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses with your clients. OSHA intends for this rule to improve workplace safety and the reporting of accidents and injuries.

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