But We Did Everything Right! Challenging OSHA Citations with the Unpreventable Employee Misconduct Defense

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Michael Metz-Topodas, Jonathan Landesman, and Christopher W. Sexton, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC Despite the construction industry’s few areas of certainty, contractors can invariably count on facing an OSHA compliance inspection at some point. These visits are meant to ensure everyone on-site is following OSHA’s many and …

The Potential Cost of Retaliation in the Workplace (Or, How to Make a Bad Situation Worse)

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By: Thomas R. Davies, ESQ., Partner, Harmon & Davies, P.C. In 2018, retaliation was the cause for more than half (51.6%) of all charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, making retaliation the most common basis for individual filings against employers. Similarly, employees’ claims of retaliation under the Occupational …

Ask an Attorney: Healthcare Facilities Require Specialized Construction Considerations

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By: Ronald H. Pollock. Esq., Saxton & Stump, LLC Are there any special considerations that must be taken into account when approaching a construction project located at a hospital, healthcare, or longterm/nursing care facility? Yes, due to the unique nature of healthcare facilities, construction projects require specialized and careful handling. …