Personally, I want my flight attendants to be safety conscious!

Like many of you, I realize that there are inherent risks in an airplane flying. As a result of these risks, if someone had pointed out a safety problem, I would appreciate a crew member being responsible enough to investigate the problem if it had been pointed out to them. That does not appear to …

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Safety Incentive plans are now a thing of the past!

If you have ever worked at a manufacturing firm or a construction company you understand the importance of having a safe workplace. Accidents and resultant injuries are expensive in both human and monetary costs. As a result safety incentive programs to encourage and reward safe practices, also known as “no lost time days” programs, have …

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June Employee Law Blog Carnival

Ok I have some phrases I want you to identify: The 5-0-4. Dinged for OffCon “6-factor” “clogged drain” Applomodation case derivative sovereign immunity Get any of these? If you did you are better than I am. To learn these terms and more head over to Lawffice Space where Phil Miles has put together a great …

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Do your confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements violate Federal law?

Most companies try to protect proprietary information by having employees sign confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements. Unfortunately in the eyes of various regulatory agencies these agreements are considered to be too restrictive and violate various aspects of federal law. Violated provisions According to attorney Andrew Trimble of McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC, there are three …

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Whistleblowing and Retaliation- What is protected?

This week in my PHR certification class I am presenting on risk management and safety. Of course the primary law in this area is the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) which is administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) Within that law are protections for “whistleblowers”. This means that an employer …

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