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