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Unwittingly Asking Improper Interview Questions
Job seekers aren’t the only ones who may say something inappropriate or botch a question during a job interview. A recent survey by CareerBuilder found that approximately 20 percent of hiring managers reported that they have asked an interview question only to find out later that asking the question possibly violated the law.

OSHA Updates Guidelines on Workplace Violence in Health Care
Amid startlingly high rates of workplace violence in the health care and social service industries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on April 2, 2015, released updated voluntary guidelines for violence prevention.

SHRM Reaches Out to Students with Summits, Advisory Group
Student summits that offer case study competitions and mentoring sessions with HR professionals are among the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) latest offerings to its student members.

CDC: Work-Related Asthma Affects Nearly 2 Million People
Asthma associated with work affects about 1.9 million U.S. adults, according to the results of a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

OSHA Takes First Step Toward Cell Tower Safety Rule
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a request for information about worker safety hazards, safe work practices, and potential regulatory approaches to prevent worker injuries and fatalities in communication tower construction and maintenance.

DOL Seeks Comments on Proposed Retirement Advice Rule
The U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed rule on April 14, 2015, that would impose a stricter fiduciary standard on those providing retirement investment advice. While much of the concerns behind the proposal involve conflicted investment advice to individual retirement account (IRA) holders, the sweeping rule would also change how advice is provided to participants in 401(k) and other defined contribution plans.

Robust Internal Complaint Program Can Stave Off False Claims Act Lawsuits
Encouraging employees to bring False Claims Act complaints and other claims of fraud internally seems counterintuitive but can save a company millions, a recent case illustrates, according to Robert Wolff, an attorney with Littler in Cleveland and co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group.

 

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