OSHA Citations Against Staffing Agencies on the Rise!

In March 2016, OSHA conducted an inspection of the Thomson, Georgia facility of HP Pelzer Automotive Systems, Inc., an automobile parts manufacturer. Among the employees working at the facility were 300 temporary employees supplied by Sizemore, Inc., a staffing agency. On September 7, 2016, OSHA issued citations proposing penalties of $654,726 against HP Pelzer for various machine hazards. The same date, OSHA issued citations proposing penalties of $49,884.00 against Sizemore. READ MORE

What Austin Employers Need to Know About Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance

Austin’s Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance remains the only Texas municipal “ban the box” ordinance restricting the ability of a private employer to consider a job candidate’s criminal history in a hiring decision. There is no corresponding Texas state law which sets forth a similar restriction. What Employers are Covered by the Ordinance? The ordinance applies to any “person, company, corporation, firm, labor organization, or association that employs at least fifteen individuals whose primary work location is in the City for each working day in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year.” The ordinance does not apply to (1) the United States; (2) a corporation

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