Recently, the Department of Labor (OSHA) has staked out new territory, asserting its right to regulate employment practices, policies, and decisions. The impact of this push into the HR arena is just beginning to be felt, and if these changes continue, they will require greater collaboration between HR and safety departments. In this breakfast briefing, attorneys Denise L. Greathouse and Charles B. Palmer will discuss the status of recent regulatory changes including:
- OSHA regulation of drug testing, safety incentive programs, and injury reporting policies;
- mandatory rapid reporting of injury events;
- public reporting of employee injury and illness records;
- expanded OSHA whistleblower investigations; and
- a reduced threshold of employee proof for retaliation/discrimination claims.
We will apply for CLE credit in IL, CO, MT, NC, TX, UT, VA, and WI (if applicable). The program is valid for Professional Development Credits for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM, and PHR/SPHR credit will be available.