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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…
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Labor and Employment Law

Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

Four states (Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska) and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Twenty-one other states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Louisiana, Hawaii, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona,…
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Labor and Employment Law

Managing Employment-Related LGBTQ Concerns & The EEOC

2015 was certainly a big year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Caitlyn Jenner dominated the media and brought attention to the transgender community. The U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision on marriage equality, extending marriage rights to same-sex couples…
Trademark Law

Schlafly Brewery Shows How to Make a Sour Blonde: Wins Trademark Dispute Against Phyllis Schlafly

It is not often that craft beer lovers and ordinary St. Louisans will take interest in a trademark dispute. However, one such case caught the attention of both demographics. In this regard, long-standing conservative activist, Phyllis Schlafly, and her son, Dr. Bruce S. Schlafly, filed…

Acceptance: The 2nd Element Needed in Order to Constitute a Binding Contract

In my 1st blog dealing with contracts, I covered 1st element of a contract which is “Offer”. As I noted there are 5 basic elements needed in order to constitute a binding contract. These elements are: (1) offer; (2) acceptance; (3) consideration; (4) mutuality of obligation meaning both parties must be…
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EEOC Study of Workplace Harassment Urges Employers to Do More Prevention

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued the results of a study of workplace harassment.  The agency convened a task force to conduct this study in January 2015.  The task force issued a report in June 2016. Task Force Report.  It concluded that since…