The latest issue of our weekly Workplace Safety and Health newsletter is available for viewing and contains the following articles:
Enforcement, New Rules are Themes of MSHA, OSHA Budgets. Enforcement and new regulations are twin themes of the proposed 2015 fiscal year budgets of two Department of Labor (DOL) safety and health agencies.
More Money Proposed for ALJ Case Backlog. The number of workers’ compensation, immigration, wage and whistleblower cases has more than doubled over the past decade, while the number of judges available to handle them has declined.
Ask a Jackson Lewis Attorney. Q: We have a small business with 44 employees. Due to a sudden increase in customer orders, our president wants all employees in our production and fulfillment departments to work from 9-2 every other Saturday for the next three months. Several of our employees have claimed this violates wage and hour laws. What are the employees’ and the company’s rights in this situation?
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