Risk Mitigation

Staffing buyer to pay more than £71,000 following amputation of agency worker’s fingers

|December 22nd, 2020|

A yogurt and dessert manufacturer in the UK was prosecuted and fined for an incident that led to an agency worker having two fingers amputated, the UK Health and Safety Executive said.

Safe background screening in a Covid-19 world — Part 2

|December 16th, 2020|

The background check is an important and complicated part of the hiring process — especially with all parties concerned operating remotely during the pandemic. More of what to keep in mind.

Covid roundup: Vaccination mandates; California workplace safety requirements

|December 2nd, 2020|

While employers may be within their rights to require their workers get vaccinated, an attorney advises caution; California implements new safety requirements for employers.

Fine-tune your risk management strategy to stay competitive

|November 18th, 2020|

Even as programs continue to grapple with the fallout of Covid-19, they must prepare for future risk events by establishing and executing a deliberate risk mitigation strategy.

Safe background screening in a Covid-19 world

|November 18th, 2020|

While the pandemic has created obstacles to background-check processes, companies still must comply with the law. Here are ways to keep your company compliant while engaging the right talent quickly.

Company to pay $1.5 million over death of temporary worker

|November 18th, 2020|

An auto parts manufacturer, which entered a guilty plea in a criminal case over the 2016 death of a temporary worker at its facility in Alabama, was fined $500,000 and agreed to pay an additional $1 million.

In good faith: Developing an effective and compliant diversity initiative

|October 28th, 2020|

Pursuing diversity requires flexibility. Affirmative action goals established should be flexible targets, not rigid quotas, maintains the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance. How to approach developing an initiative.

Crafting diversity initiatives? Tap legal before moving forward

|October 14th, 2020|

Wells Fargo and Microsoft’s diversity hiring plans prompt letters from the Labor Department’s stating their actions could, in fact, be discriminatory. Setting quotas or specific numbers runs afoul of federal affirmative action laws.

IC classification: Labor Department announces proposed rule

|September 23rd, 2020|

The US Department of Labor has proposed a rule to clarify who is an employee versus an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standards Act, aiming for a final rule by year’s end.

California buyer and staffing firm cited for failing to protect workers from Covid-19

|September 16th, 2020|

A frozen-food manufacturer and its staffing provider each face more than $200,000 in proposed penalties for failing to protect hundreds of employees from Covid-19.