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On August 1, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) introduced a new reporting system for submitting injury and illness data electronically. While use of the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) will not be mandatory until later this year, covered employers are advised to be aware of the system, how it works, and how their […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed suit against Abercrombie and Fitch stores for denying employment to a Muslim woman because she wore a headscarf, which violated the company’s “look policy.” The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 that the store’s decision was motivated by a refusal to accommodate the woman’s religious practice, which is […]
When Hurricane Harvey hit the greater Houston area, a series of voluntary and mandatory evacuations found Houstonians displaced from their homes, many of them wondering if their jobs would be waiting for them when the storm was over. In 1995, specific language was added to the Texas Labor Code to address employer discrimination against employees […]
While laws against harassment and discrimination are in place to protect employees, some claimants soon find themselves the subject of retaliation: being fired, demoted, arassed, or otherwise subjected to unfair treatment by their employers as a result of their allegations. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has put regulations in place to prohibit retaliatory […]