The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently rolled out a new heat safety mobile app that allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their worksite, and, based on the heat index, displays a risk level to outdoor workers.
Q. If an employee leaves company premises during his designated paid or unpaid breaks (without clocking out) to get food or go shopping, is the company liable if the employee is involved in an incident?
Renée Robertson, founder and CEO of Trilogy Development, explains the subtle difference.
In 1991, Duncan McFie moved to King Island to launch a career as a teacher. The remote island, part of Tasmania, has clear air, sparkling water and little pollution. McFie, 47, soon learned that King Island rainwater is among the purest in the world because trade winds carry its rain clouds 7,000 miles from South America without passing over any land …
According to a survey conducted by RingCentral, 41% of U.S. adults respond to a text message in less than 10 minutes, with 6% claiming they’re typing away in less than 60 seconds.
When you think of a well-oiled, smooth-running office, organization and a strict adherence to procedures come to mind. Such traits give the workplace stability, a sense of direction and a rudder. But according to Sue Shellenbarger, writing in The Wall Street Journal, an uncompromising rigidity in organization creates a double-edged sword.
This program lets users automate and plan their social media posts across multiple channels and plan ongoing posts from a set library.
The ability to acquire biometric data is growing all the time, and yes, it will create employment law problems.
Q: “I have an employee who told me on Monday that she was hurt on the prior Thursday. While we will certainly take care of the injury and report it and offer care, we would like to write up a disciplinary notice for her not immediately reporting both the unsafe condition that caused the injury as well as the injury itself. May we do this?” – Kary, Maryland
Q. Is it acceptable for a company to negotiate with employees (on a case-by-case basis) to provide higher salary in exchange for the employee not taking certain benefits that the company pays 100% for (such as life insurance, AD&D, STD and LTD)? — Ed, Virginia