The latest issue of our weekly Workplace Safety and Health newsletter is available for viewing and contains the following articles:
High Court Holds Time Changing Clothes Is Not Compensable. A U.S. Supreme Court decision may well have put to rest the highly litigious issue of whether or not workers are entitled to payment for time spent putting on and taking off personal protective equipment (PPE).
Barges at Coal Load-out Facility Fall under MSHA, Judge Rules. MSHA’s jurisdiction extends to the barge staging area of a terminal that employs workers who prepare and load the barges with shipments of coal. An administrative law judge made this ruling in a case arising after a 52-year-old deckhand fell off a barge into the Tennessee River in February 2012 and drowned.
Ask a Jackson Lewis Attorney. Q: One of our employees just gave us notice that he is resigning, effective in two weeks. Can we tell him today is his last day? If we do so, must we pay him for the two weeks?
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