Tag Archives: OSHA

Can You Discipline an Employee for Violating a Safety Rule?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire For many of you, workplace safety is a huge part of your organization. A lot of our clients operate very labor intensive companies such as construction, manufacturing and oil and gas. The physical requirements involved in … Continue reading

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OSHA delays anti-retaliation rule . . . again.

Earlier this summer, Renee Mielnicki wrote about a new OSHA rule that could impact your accident reporting requirements. A few weeks later, she followed that article with an update about an announced delay for part of the new rule.  Once … Continue reading

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Not So Fast: OSHA Delays Part of the New Rule

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire A few weeks ago I wrote about OSHA’s recent amendments to its recordkeeping and reporting rule. While there were several amendments, that blog post focused on the part of the rule that would impact employer post-accident … Continue reading

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New OSHA Rule May Require Changes to Your Organization

by Renee Mielnicki, Esquire Most of our employers are familiar with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and its Recordkeeping and Reporting requirements. As a refresher, OSHA enforces the OSH Act, a federal law pertaining to health and safety … Continue reading

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Why You Should be Running Criminal Background Checks

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. We review and create a lot of employee handbooks so the subject of criminal backgrounds checks comes up regularly.  We are frequently asked if we think employers should run criminal background checks before hiring employees.  Since … Continue reading

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Armed and Dangerous: How are Employers to Respond?

by Renee Mielnicki, Esq. Watching the news lately is surreal. The recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have a lot of us thinking both personally and professionally about the issue of guns and violence. In Allegheny County, PA, the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Now’s a Good Time to Get Your Posters in Shape.

by Laura Pokrzywa It’s a new year. The gyms are full and low-fat foods are on sale everywhere. This is the time to reassess and make improvements. Before you lose that determination to do the right thing this year, take … Continue reading

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