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OSHA fines store for safety violations

Dollar General (jetcityimage2/Deposit Photos)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has ordered Dollar General to pay approximately $1.3 million over workplace safety issues at three Georgia stores. The news of these significant fines is a wake-up call for employers nationwide to ensure they ...

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H-1B visa quota reached

U.S. visa

The yearly quota for H-1B visas has been reached for fiscal year 2023. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) accepts petitions for H-1B visa and H-1B visa advanced degree applicants. The H-1B visa cap for fiscal 2023 is 65,000 ...

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CROWN Act signed into law

Massachusetts State House

Massachusetts has become the latest state to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles. On July 26, 2022, Governor Charlie Baker signed the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (“Crown”) Act. The act prohibits hair discrimination in workplaces ...

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Monkeypox: Employer considerations

Monkeypox virus testing

The World Health Organization has declared monkeypox to be a health emergency, and several U.S. states have followed suit. Monkeypox is not expected to reach pandemic levels, but employers may wish to review their infectious disease and other relevant workplace ...

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When to use an outside investigator

Eventually, most organizations will face a complaint of wrongdoing involving a company employee, or worse, a company leader. When such complaints arise, the company should respond with a prompt, thorough, and fair investigation. Typically, it’s not a question of whether ...

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Take care with attorney-client privilege

Confidential files

Attorney-client privilege recognizes that, in order to provide sound legal advice, an attorney must be fully informed. The privilege doctrine enables clients to be open and transparent with their legal counsel. In some cases, attorney-client privilege can be used to ...

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