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According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 2 million employees are victims of workplace violence each year. Violence in the workplace must be a top concern for employers, as no organization is immune from workplace violence and no organization can completely prevent it.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 2 million employees are victims of workplace violence each year. Eighteen percent of violent crimes are committed at the workplace, and roughly 800 workplace homicides occur each year. Between January 2009 and July 2015, there were 133 mass shootings in the workplace and shootings account for 78% of all workplace homicides. Violence in the workplace must be a top concern for employers, as no organization is immune from workplace violence and no organization can completely prevent it. As tragic events like the December 2015 San Bernardino Inland Regional Center shooting massacre, which occurred at a holiday party, illustrate — workplace violence can occur at any place and any time.
By Robert G. Brody and Alexander Friedman
President Trump had an eventful first year in the labor and employment arena. With his first year in office now wrapping up, this is a perfect time to look back at how the Trump Administration's policies have shaped labor and employment law issues at both the federal and state level, and where we expect to go in 2018.
By David Gialanella
A federal appeals court offered a clear rule earlier in 2017, in holding that employees must be paid for breaks lasting 20 minutes or less, but private suits on that issue have been few, and appear poised to remain so, practitioners say.
By Erin Mulvaney
How can companies make sure they have sexual harassment policies in place to protect interests and employees? The authors talked to several attorneys about common pitfalls and the lay of the land in the corporate environment right now. Here are highlights from those conversations.
By Shane G. Ramsey and David M. Barnes, Jr.
When a corporation determines to file for Chapter 11 protection, questions concerning the status of existing labor and employment agreements and viability of employee claims immediately arise. Indeed, there are litanies of potential pitfalls for companies that file for bankruptcy without strictly following the requirements of federal or state employment laws.