|June 1, 2010 | www.fisherphillips.com|
In our representation of employers with unionized work forces, we have seen a number of issues come up which cause employers needless hardship and expense, and which in our view could have been avoided by some thoughtful advance planning.
As summer approaches, companies begin preparing for morale-building activities such as company-sponsored picnics, amusement park outings and other activities meant to build camaraderie and reduce stress. But employers should remember that any injuries sustained during such company-sponsored activities may need to be recorded on their Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) injury and illness logs.
Now that summer is upon us, you may be getting added pressure to relax your dress standards. Do you give in, or hold the line? Managers and H.R. practitioners are increasingly going with the latter approach, and here's why.