Legal Corner – April 2015

Legal Corner – April 2015

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

Employment Law Updates | Trupp HRPPE & whistle-blower protections addressed by OSHA
Two new guiding documents related to temporary workers have been released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). These documents address the topics of personal protective equipment and whistle-blower protection rights.

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NIOSH recommends workplace ban on e-cigarettes
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has given recommendations that workplaces should include e-cigarettes in their smoke-free policies for all indoor areas at a minimum.

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EEOC issues proposed rule to clear up wellness incentives rule
The objective of this proposal is to amend regulations surrounding the implementation of the equal employment provisions of the ADA. This would specifically give guidance involving interactions between the ADA and financial incentives that are included in wellness programs offered by employer health plans.

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