Misconceptions or preconceived notions about workplace safety can significantly impact nearly every aspect of your business.
Pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), employers with over 50 employees must give up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to said employees.
Lunch breaks promote good health, encourage social interactions, and boost morale. Kimberly Elsbach, a UC-Davis management professor who studies workplace psychology, believes that regular breaks increase productivity in the workplace as well.
Migrant and seasonal agricultural workers are protected under this act in terms of wages, recordkeeping, transportation, housing, and disclosures.
Significant in many industries, federal and state laws govern right-to-work, unions, and union membership labor laws.
It's now officially summer, and as the temperature outside continues to rise, so too does the danger of working in it. Every year, thousands of workers suffer some form of injury or illness from becoming overheated on the job, and some even die. These are preventable.
Many people may only know the term 'ergonomics' from oddly shaped keyboards or expensive office chairs, but it's a far-reaching process designed to make work safer and more efficient. In the process, it can save a company substantially.
Every year around the holidays, retailers prepare for massive groups of people by hosting extravagant sales and staffing more employees. However, more needs to be done to keep both shoppers and employees safe, as the 2008 death of a retail worker due to the unruly crowd showed.
Emergencies can happen at any time. The most effective way to handle a crisis situation is to prepare in advance by creating an Emergency Action Plan. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) even requires written Emergency Action Plans for many businesses...