Legal Corner – March 2014

Legal Corner – March 2014

By , President, Trupp HR.

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law.

Employment Law Updates | Trupp HR Know your rights in the case of an OSHA workplace-inspection
An OSHA letter of interpretation issued in 2013 allows an unspecified number of employees in a nonunion workplace to designate an outside union or community organizer as their representative during a safety inspection. While this has been challenged as a violation of employer’s private-property rights, at present the OSHA letter of interpretation stands.

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Proceed cautiously on employer notice of employee’s medical condition
When a medical condition affects an employee’s performance, it is important to proceed cautiously, obtain further information, and think through reasonable accommodations before taking any disciplinary action.

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Avoiding retaliation claims
Unlawful workplace retaliation allegations now hold the top spot for the most common type of discrimination claim. Employers can minimize the chances of a retaliation claim by understanding and implementing preventive strategies.

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