West Troy Tool & Machine must respond to OSHA charges or pay $250,000 in fines, following a May workplace accident where a worker suffered crushing injuries. OSHA issued a citation for 11 serious safety violations at the plant.
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If a government employee first files a claim with the Ohio Court of Claims, that bars related federal claims against a state agency’s individual supervisors. That may mean those supervisors will avoid individual liability for FMLA, FLSA and civil rights violations.
The North Carolina Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA) prohibits retaliation when employees engage in protected activity at work. Since REDA protects employees, some employers have argued that the law doesn’t apply to former employees. It does.