The latest issue of our weekly Workplace Safety and Health newsletter is available for viewing and contains the following articles:
Coal Companies’ Constitutional Case against MSHA Employees Fails. A district court has rejected a lawsuit brought by several Kentucky coal companies to recover damages against MSHA employees following their refusal to allow the operator to recover mining equipment before it was ruined by flooding.
OSHA Moves to Cut Whistleblower Claim Settlement Time. Looking to shorten from months to weeks the time needed to settle whistleblower complaints, OSHA is expanding use of an alternative dispute resolution process that has been judged a success in two of its regions.
Ask a Jackson Lewis Attorney. Q: Our offer letters state that newly-hired employees must undergo a 90-day “probationary” period, during which they can be terminated for any reason or no reason. We went to a seminar and learned this language is not recommended. What’s wrong with this provision?
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