Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law.
Who is responsible for recording temp-worker injuries? OSHA has clarified who is responsible for recording the injuries and illnesses of temporary workers. In most cases the responsibility goes to the host employer as opposed to the staffing agency, but OSHA’s determination says it depends on who has day-to-day supervision.
Employee whistle-blower protections expanded to include contractors and sub-contractors According to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the whistle-blower protections in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) apply additionally to employees of contractors and subcontractors of a publicly-traded company.
Marijuana decriminalization laws may impact workplace drug policies The wide spread decriminalization of the possession of medical marijuana and the recent allowance for recreational use in Washington and Colorado has many employers questioning the impact on workplace drug policies. It is important to understand how these laws vary from state-to-state and how to handle it.