Strategies: 10 employment law changes that every employer should know

Colorado employers would be wise to evaluate how legal developments that occurred in 2015 impact their current employment policies. From family leave policies to workplace safety laws, the developments in key cases may require updates to company handbooks and workplace policies, including Fed-OSHA guidance for employers on restroom/locker room policies. Denver Business Journal

Justice Department to use safety to bolster environment cases

Federal prosecutors are likely to start hunting for worker safety violations when pursuing environmental criminal charges to add an emotional punch to otherwise dry, technical cases, according to former Justice Department staffers. By the same token, companies accused of worker safety violations can expect their environmental records to be scrutinized as prosecutors seek to bolster […]

Maryland worker killed in machinery accident

Montgomery County, Maryland authorities are investigating the death of a worker in an industrial machinery accident at a local business. MOSH will investigate as well. Montgomery Community Media

Fed-OSHA fines plastics facility $50K

For the second time in three years, Fed-OSHA has cited an Elmore, Alabama producer of fire-reinforced plastics components for exposing workers to fire and explosion hazards. Amtech Southeast was found by investigators to have improperly stored oxygen and acetylene cylinders together, as well as failing to label containers with the proper chemical name. Wetumpka Herald […]