Environmental Law

Employers and Premises Owners Beware: Take Home Asbestos Exposure Liability Expands

Employers and premises owners in California are now liable for asbestos-related cancers and related injuries suffered by family and household members of employees who bring home asbestos dust from their worksites. California joins Tennessee, New Jersey and Louisiana in recognizing property owner’s/operator’s liability for “take-home…
Labor and Employment Law

Texas Trial Court Suspends the Revised White Collar Overtime Exemption Rules

On November 22, 2016, a federal district judge for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nation-wide injunction (see here)  suspending the implementation of new regulations increasing the minimum salary level required for the White Collar exemptions from overtime pay (see here). Although technically the…
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OSHA Raises Penalties, Adopts Electronic Recordkeeping, and Expands Anti-Retaliation Rules

OSHA Raises Maximum Penalties by 178% The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) has taken several actions  in recent months that will significantly affect employers for years to come.  First, it revised its Field Operations Manual by raising penalties to adjust for inflation for violations of the…