Gregory J. McCoy

Do your employment policies comply with the new OSHA guidelines?

OSHA, the federal agency that creates and enforces worker safety rules, has new rules going into effect on December 1, 2016. Michigan has an OSHA-approved state plan, so the Michigan’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration applies to most employers in the State of Michigan. However, the federal government retains enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions of …

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EEOC now protects gay workers

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has interpreted the federal law barring workplace gender bias to include a ban on discrimination against gay workers. The EEOC said that “discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is premised on sex-based preferences, assumptions, expectations, stereotypes, or norms. ‘Sexual orientation’ as a concept cannot be defined or understood …

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Is your Summary Plan Description up to date?

Employers that sponsor health insurance plans for its employees, even those plans largely managed through an insurance company, are required to provide detailed information regarding the plan and rights under the law to employees. The Department of Labor, the agency responsible for enforcing ERISA, can impose large fines for failing to provide updated employee benefit …

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Bullying in the workplace: a “hostile workplace”?

Employees often complain about a verbally and sometimes physically aggressive co-worker. Workplace bullying can be pervasive and leave victims relatively helpless if management is unwilling to put a stop to it, and sometimes the screaming boss is the culprit. However, failing to put a stop to bullying and aggressive behavior in the workplace does not …

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