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Florida Employers: Do Your Employees Text and Drive?

Ver la versión en español aquí If yes, they need to stop today. Why? Effective October 1, 2019, Florida drivers can use wireless communication devices (e.g., cell phones) only in a hands-free manner when driving in a designated school crossing, school zone, or work zone where construction personnel are present or operating equipment on the … Continue Reading

Employment is Now-But is a Separation Agreement Still Forever?

Ver la versión en español aquí It’s time!  An employee needs to go.   The departure needs to be a clean break with no threat of future litigation.   A severance pay agreement, in exchange for a promise to never bring a claim against the company or speak ill of the company, looks like a good idea. … Continue Reading

When You Really Have to Go, Do You Ever Think About It?

Ver la versión en español aquí Transgender Status and the Bathroom Question With North Carolina recently passing a state law which requires a transgender person to use the restroom that matches their sex at birth, the question many Floridians are asking now is: If a person is transgender, or has a gender identity or expression different … Continue Reading

A New Year’s Workplace Resolution: Check Out OSHA’s 2015 Recordkeeping /Reporting Changes

Ver la versión en español aquí I wanted to post about something exciting and attention-grabbing to start 2015. What better way than an update on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping requirements, right? Okay, I realize that OSHA and recordkeeping will not generate quite the level of excitement and fascination that I had … Continue Reading

A Supervisor’s Knowledge and Liability Under OSHA

You know it is the height of summer when we start posting about ditch digging and OSHA violations. Although not the sexiest of topics, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Florida, recently decided an issue for the first time: Can a supervisor’s knowledge of his own violation of an OSHA safety … Continue Reading

Violence or the Threat of Violence in the Workplace, Whether by an Employee or Outsider, May Trigger an OSHA Inspection

On September 8, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Directive with general enforcement policies and procedures for field offices when conducting inspections relating to workplace violence.  The Directive focuses not only on the steps to be taken in response to an incident of workplace violence but the factors OSHA will consider when … Continue Reading

What Do OSHA and Oprah Have in Common?

For years, Oprah Winfrey has asked guests to sign a pledge promising not to text while driving.  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has taken up the calling.  OSHA has dedicated an entire portion of its website to Distracted Driving and is encouraging employers to help solve the problem of texting while driving.  According … Continue Reading
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