Roadside View Yields 14 OSHA Citations And $1.5M In Proposed Fines!

Can OSHA issue citations against an employer even without a formal inspection, and the requisite components of an opening conference, record inspection, walk-around inspection, employee interviews and closing conference? As demonstrated by citations recently issued by the agency against Great White Constructions, Inc., the answer to this question is yes. As long as violations are in plain view from outside the worksite, citations can be issued. READ MORE

UPS's $1.7M Wake-Up Call: Does Your Leave Of Absence Policy Violate ADA?

The uncertainty associated with indefinite leaves of absence has prompted many employers to adopt policies which place a cap on the length of leaves of absence. A policy previously adopted by UPS is a common example: “…if you are absent from your regular occupation for 12 months, you will be administratively separated from employment, regardless of your status on STD [short term disability] or LTD [long term disability].” Uniform enforcement of a policy providing for administrative termination after a one-year leave of absence has, in fact, been found sufficient to defeat a claim of retaliatory discharge for filing a worker’s compensation claim. See Haggar Clothing Co. v. Hernandez, 164 S.W.

Firm Co-Hosts Dinner for Insurance Claims Professionals in Boston

On July 27, 2017, the firm co-hosted a dinner for insurance claims professionals attending the CLM Management & Professional Liability Conference in Boston. The dinner took place at the famous Top of the Hub restaurant located atop the Prudential Tower. Six other law firms co-hosted the dinner. These firms were Goldberg Segalla, Gordon & Rees, Scully Mansukhani, Lipson Neilson, Cole , Seltzer, Garin, P.C., Thompson Coe & O'Meara, Kozacky Weitzel McGrath, P.C. and Harbuck Keith & Holmes. The claims professionals enjoyed a great dinner and a tremendous view of the Boston area.

Firm Member Chadwick is Contributor to Bloomberg BNA Treatise

Firm Member Robert Chadwick will be a contributor to the 2018 Cumulative Supplement to the Third Edition of the Bloomberg BNA Treatise The Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Chadwick was also a contributor to the 2017 Cumulative Supplement. The Fair Labor Standards Act is an acclaimed treatise authored by the American Bar Association's Section of Labor & Employment Law. The treatise is designed to be used as a resource by lawyers practicing wage and hour law. Mr. Chadwick has been advising and representing employers as to wage and hour matters for more than 33 years. He has the rare experience of successfully trying an FLSA collective action before a federal jury.

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