In Case You Missed It . . .

Happy New Year from Snell & Wilmer’s Labor and Employment Blog! In case you missed them, here are some of the highlights from 2018: Employment Do you have a “100 percent healed” policy? You may reconsider it after reading this. … Continue reading

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Winter Edition Of “Under Construction” Newsletter Published!

The winter edition of Snell & Wilmer’s “Under Construction” newsletter is out now. This issue takes a looks at: The importance of reviewing all of the contract documents or templates you may have to evaluate whether they need to be … Continue reading

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OSHA Updates (Part 3) – Are You Entering Injuries on OSHA 300 Logs Within Seven Days?

In a recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) case, OSHA issued a serious, willful citation for an employer’s failure to log an employee injury on its OSHA 300 log within seven days. In this case, the employee was injured … Continue reading

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OSHA Updates (Part 2) – OSHA Clarifies Position on Incentive Programs and Drug Testing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) published its Final Rule on May 12, 2016 regarding safety incentive programs and post-incident drug testing. However, recently, OSHA published a clarification of its Final Rule on these two topics. OSHA’s main purpose … Continue reading

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OSHA Updates (Part 1) – OSHA 300 Logs: Not Enough to Expand Inspection

In a recent Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision, the Court found that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) 300 recordable injury and illness log does not, by itself, establish the existence of an OSHA violation in a workplace. … Continue reading

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ADOSH Continues to Extend the Time Period for a Repeat Violation

When considering whether to admit to an ADOSH OSHA citation, keep in mind the changing time periods for a repeat citation. A repeat citation is issued when the employer has been cited previously for the same or substantially similar citation … Continue reading

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ADOSH Finally Approves Federal OSHA Silica Standard

On September 23, 2017, Federal OSHA adopted the silica standard for the construction industry. The general industry aspect of the silica standard took effect on June 23, 2018. As a state plan state, Arizona has six months to adopt the … Continue reading

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Upcoming OSHA Webinar Series: Inspections/Investigations and Minimizing Liability in California

Snell & Wilmer invites you to take part in a complimentary, informative two-part OSHA webinar series, designed to help educate attendees on safety programs free from flaws. While you are welcome to attend either of the individual webinars listed below, … Continue reading

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Occupational Opaqueness: The Uncertain Future of OSHA Regulation and the Electronic Recordkeeping and Reporting Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is still without an agency head six months into the presidency of Donald Trump. As such, the future of OSHA is unclear in light of the president’s promises of less government intervention and … Continue reading

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Workplace New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Even if last year’s Christmas tree survived longer than your New Year’s Resolutions, there is still time to make workplace resolutions that you can actually keep. Here are just a few valuable projects to consider tackling in 2017. Handbook Revisions … Continue reading

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