|June 1, 2009 | www.fisherphillips.com|
In the last issue of Retail Industry Update (March, 2009) we looked at the facts of Morgan v. Family Dollar Stores, an overtime lawsuit, which resulted in a jury verdict of over $35 million. The case was affirmed on appeal, and turned principally on the issue of how much actual control store managers had over the day-to-day operations in their outlets.
Throughout his campaign, Sen. Barack Obama continually promised change if he was elected President, and he is now making good on that promise. If you read the safety-activist blogs and media reports, many seem to believe that OSHA is broken and the Obama Administration has to fix it. They cite the decrease in OSHA funding (adjusted for inflation) and a decrease in the number of OSHA inspectors as proof positive that this is not the OSHA that should be.