On November 28th Texas US District Court Judge Sam Lindsay issued a 17 page Order denying employers groups a temporary injunction on OSHA’s revisions to its recordkeeping standard involving restrictions on safety incentives and drug testing on the grounds that the groups failed to show irreparable harm. The enforcement of the revised standard is set for December 1st. The Judge left open the door for employers to seek a permanent injunction once the new revisions go into effect.
The election of Donald Trump surprised some Americans. In the days since his victory, our firm’s lawyers have fielded numerous questions from employers regarding what changes to workplace law they can expect under the Trump Administration.
The general election is only days away. On Tuesday, November 8, American voters will finally determine if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will succeed Barack Obama as our nation’s president.
We continue to receive calls from employers who have heard that they must change their post-accident drug testing procedures because of anti-retaliation provisions in OSHA’s new Electronic Recordkeeping Rule. OSHA set an August 1, 2016 effective date for these anti-retaliation provisions.