On July 29, 2015, OSHA proposed to amend its recordkeeping regulations to clarify that the duty to make and maintain accurate records of work-related injuries and illnesses is an ongoing obligation. The duty to record an injury or illness continues for as long as the employer must keep records of the recordable injury or illness; the duty does not expire just because the employer fails to create the necessary records when first required to do so.
A United States District Court Judge recently punished an employee with sanctions for deleting his facebook account. The employee was involved in a workplace accident caused by a third party. He claimed that the accident permanently disabled him and significantly impacted his business, physical, and social activities.
The defense asked him for his facebook login information, and the judge eventually ordered the employee to release the information to the opposition. Apparently the defense attorneys had caught wind that the employee had made several posts on his facebook account about his social,
In 2012, Abt Associates surveyed 1,812 worksites and 2,852 employees about experiences with family and medical leave. The worksite survey includes both sites that are covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and those that are not covered. The employee survey includes employees that took leave,