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  • OSHA Proposes to Roll Back Electronic Reporting Rule

    Date:
    August 6, 2018

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to remove requirements for certain establishments to electronically report workplace injury and illness information that may contain employees' personally identifiable information.

  • Increased Workplace Fatalities Raise Concerns

    Date:
    February 7, 2018

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries shows that workplace fatalities jumped 7 percent in 2016. This marks the fourth consecutive year that fatalities have increased, and the first time since 2008 that workplace deaths exceeded 5000.

  • OSHA Extends Date for Electronically Reporting Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

    Date:
    November 28, 2017

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended the date by which employers covered by federal workplace safety recordkeeping regulations must electronically report their Form 300A data through the agency's Injury Tracking Application to December 15, 2017.

  • FedEx Safety VP Mugno Nominated to Lead OSHA

    Date:
    November 2, 2017

    Scott Mugno, a vice president in charge of safety at FedEx Ground, has been nominated to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) by the Trump administration. The White House highlighted Mugno's work at FedEx in developing, promoting and facilitating its safety and health programs.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Internal Whistleblowing Case

    Date:
    July 7, 2017

    The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, a case that should resolve a circuit split as to whether the anti-retaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) applies to internal whistleblowers.

  • OSHA Statute of Limitations for Recordkeeping Violations Rolled Back by Congress

    Date:
    March 28, 2017

    President Trump is expected to sign a resolution overturning a rule that effectively extends from six months to five years the statute of limitations during which the federal government may issue citations for recordkeeping violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

  • 9th Circuit Decision Protects Internal Whistleblowing Under Dodd-Frank

    Date:
    March 16, 2017

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision that protects individuals who complain internally, but who do not make an external complaint to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), under Dodd-Frank's anti-retaliation provision. The decision deepens an existing circuit split.

  • OSHA Issues Resource on Best Practices in Anti-Retaliation Programs

    Date:
    January 18, 2017

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued its Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs, which applies to both public and private employers. The resource is advisory only.

  • OSHA Issues Final Rule on Affordable Care Act Retaliation Complaints

    Date:
    October 17, 2016

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule that establishes procedures and time frames for handling whistleblower retaliation complaints under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

  • Severance, Confidentiality Agreements Must Not Limit Whistleblower Awards, SEC Orders

    Date:
    August 17, 2016

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a cease and desist order targeting provisions in severance agreements that limit an employee's ability to cash in on a whistleblower award.

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