Are you aware of this NEW law?

We in HR know that you need to have your radar on all the time watching for new laws you have to pay attention to in order to be compliant. This new law probably ducked under your radar, unless you are an attorney. Passed with little fanfare and effective immediately it is one of those …

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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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OSHA and the Affordable Care Act: What is that connection?

  There is your quiz for the day. Before reading any further can you answer the question? How are OSHA and the ACA connected? The answer It turns out that OSHA (The Occupational Safety and Health Administration) is the “retaliation cop” for 22 different statutes, including now the Affordable Care Act (ACA). OSHA will be …

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Did You Know That OSHA Repairs The Holes in SOX?

There is an old saying that “You learn something new everyday.” (For those of you with memory problems that statement is “You learn something knew everyday”, LOL) Well today I did. I got One Minute Memo from the Seyfarth Shaw law firm entitled OSHA Steps Up Enforcement of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistleblower Claims. My first reaction to that …

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