These FAQs are based upon the Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law, M.G.L. c. 149, § 148C, and its accompanying regulations, 940 CMR 33.00.
With all the changes to state laws now permitting recreational and medical marijuana use, HR professionals are understandably feeling dazed and confused. There are many questions:
The OSHA Job Safety and Health: It's the Law poster, informs workers of their rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. All covered employers are required to display the poster in their workplace. Employers do not need to replace previous versions of the poster. Employers must display the poster in a conspicuous place where workers can see it.
Employers that already offered paid sick time to employees as of May 1 will be exempted from some provisions of the new voter-approved sick time law that takes effect July 1, Attorney General Maura Healey announced.
Employers everywhere will likely experience some budgetary change to comply, but it’s hard to know exactly what that change will be. At the same time, knowing what may be coming down the pike can only prepare employers more for how to handle the final regulations when they come into effect.
A hot topic in recent months is the growing number of “ban the box” legislation.
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A video review of techniques for employee back safety per OSHA requirements.
As we closed the book on 2013 — a truly remarkable year of OSHA enforcement and regulatory activity — we look to the future, and think about what to expect from OSHA in 2014. Over the next couple of weeks, we will roll out what we believe are the 5 most significant OSHA developments to monitor in 2014.