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Category: Workplace Safety & Health


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Federal judge declines to block new title IX sexual assault rule

August 13, 2020

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday denied a motion for a preliminary injunction or stay on the US Department of Education’s final rule addressing Title IX obligations. This final rule will change […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Workers’ Compensation Claims: Which Injuries Are Covered?

August 11, 2020

Via: Fit Small Business

Workers’ compensation insurance covers workplace injuries and illnesses. Certain types of injuries aren’t covered while others fall into a grey area. If an injury or occupational illness is sustained while you are performing the duties required by your job, it’s […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

These Coronavirus-Related Workplace Issues May Lead to Lawsuits

August 6, 2020

Via: SHRM

The coronavirus pandemic has raised many workplace compliance issues—which can lead to lawsuits if employers don’t keep up with evolving guidelines on wage and hour laws, leaves of absence, work-for-home arrangements, and bias prevention. “Employers need to be aware that […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Federal court rejects Trump administration sick leave restrictions for employees impacted by COVID-19

August 4, 2020

Via: Jurist

The US Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York threw out portions of a rule promulgated by the Trump administration Monday that sought to limit the scope of a federal aid package that mandated paid leave for […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Missouri Limits Punitive Damages in Workplace Safety Lawsuits

July 20, 2020

Via: SHRM

On July 1, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed SB 591, which modifies various provisions relating to civil actions. Notably for Missouri employers, the bill modifies and restricts the way punitive damages are considered in lawsuits brought by current or former […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

Virginia Adopts COVID-Related Workplace Safety Mandate

July 16, 2020

Via: SHRM

Employers in Virginia must take certain steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the workplace or face penalties under an emergency temporary standard that Virginia lawmakers adopted on July 15. Gov. Ralph Northam said the move makes Virginia […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

8 Ways IoT Devices Can Improve Your Business Office

September 3, 2019

Via: Entrepreneur

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a growing infrastructure of internet-enabled objects ranging from vacuums to light bulbs, all aimed at increasing control, automation and even data collection. IoT can be a huge benefit for a business office when […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

5 Ways Your Chronic Stress Is Affecting Your Business

August 28, 2019

Via: Entrepreneur

The distinction between acute stress and chronic stress is important. Examples of acute stress include the stress you experience after having an argument with an employee, delivering an important presentation, suffering through a bad day at work, or toiling toward […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

What Is Pay-As-You-Go Workers’ Comp Insurance?

August 19, 2019

Via: Fit Small Business

Pay-as-you-go workers’ compensation insurance is a policy where the premium adjusts with every processed payroll. This prevents shocking post-audit bills by basing the insurance premium on actual payroll for accurate bimonthly billing. Traditional workers’ compensation insurance policies estimate annual payroll […]


Business Law & Regulations, Workplace Safety & Health

10 Most Common Workplace Injuries & How to Avoid Them

July 10, 2019

Via: Fit Small Business

If you’re concerned about worker safety and minimizing workers’ compensation insurance costs, it’s important to avoid the most common workplace injuries. Not all injuries are work-related but happen at the business location or during actual work activities, putting small business […]