Here is the second of three parts on end-of-the-year changes in OSHA, Labor and Employment Law. As a child, I recall the Disney ride, Mr. Toad's Wild Ride, so I should have entitled this post, "The NLRB's Wild Two-week Ride." A lot of pre-Obama Administration precedent was restored in a flurry of decisions.
Workplace and school violence events have contributed to our increasing national conversation about “bullying.” Recently, NPR quoted a Zogby poll in which more than a quarter of American workers reported that they have experienced abusive conduct at work. 64% of respondents to a Monster Global Poll felt that they had been “bullied, either physically hurt, driven to tears, or had their work performance harmed.” Legislation is pending in a number of states and the topic regularly shows up in several media discussions. We would be interested in how many of you are actually implementing workplace anti-bullying policies, whether they are separate from your no-discrimination/no harassment efforts, and whether you are seeing a positive effect?