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Final Rule to Provide Clarification for Employee Versus Independent Contractor

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule Wednesday, clarifying the standard for what constitutes an employee versus an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said the rule brings … Continue reading

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Is COVID-19 to Blame for Increased OSHA Citations?

The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. is rising rapidly and so is the number of citations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) related to the coronavirus. From the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Employment Figures Steadily Improve but Lean Toward Part-Time Work

The U.S. Department of Labor released its latest employment figures earlier this month, showing an increase in the number of jobs added and a downward trend for unemployment claims. October posted a gain of 638,000 jobs among nonfarm payroll and … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance to Ensure Uniform Enforcement of Silica Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a compliance directive designed to ensure uniformity in inspection and enforcement procedures when addressing respirable crystalline silica exposures in general industry, maritime and construction. The new directive … Continue reading

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Industry Manufacturer Faces $274K in OSHA Fines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed penalties of $274,934 to an extruded and molded polymer sealing manufacturer in Ohio. The penalties stem from the OSHA investigation of a second debilitating injury suffered by … Continue reading

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