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    Legal Corner - March 2014

    March 17, 2014

    By , President, Trupp HR.

    Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law.

    Employment Law Updates | Trupp HR Know your rights in the case of an OSHA workplace-inspection
    An OSHA letter of interpretation issued in 2013 allows an unspecified number of employees in a nonunion workplace to designate an outside union or community organizer as their representative during a safety inspection. While this has been challenged as a violation of employer's private-property rights, at present the OSHA letter of interpretation stands.

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    Proceed cautiously on employer notice of employee's medical condition
    When a medical condition affects an employee's performance, it is important to proceed cautiously, obtain further information, and think through reasonable accommodations before taking any disciplinary action.

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    Avoiding retaliation claims
    Unlawful workplace retaliation allegations now hold the top spot for the most common type of discrimination claim. Employers can minimize the chances of a retaliation claim by understanding and implementing preventive strategies.

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