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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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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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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Being an Abusive Boss can get you Fined by OSHA

  The term “abusive boss” can cover a lot of different things. Most of us probably think in terms of sexual harassment or discrimination. If this is the case we know that an employee can file a case with the EEOC. But what about other situations? What about a situation where violence is threatened? The …

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HR Predictions for 2013

  In January of 2012 I wrote a post called A Look Ahead: Predictions for 2012 (Snappy title huh?) Well it turns out I was pretty correct. It also turns out that 2013 will most likely be more of the same. So here are my HR predictions for 2013. Rules, more rules and creative interpretations …

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