What Does OSHA Hope to Gain From the Final Recordkeeping/Anti-Retaliation Law?
Dec. 1 Deadline is Being Enforced. Texas Court Denies Lawsuit
Dec. 1 has come and gone without any future enforcement delay. That's because the US Northern Texas District court that was hearing the lawsuit brought on by organizations such as the Associated Builders and Contractors and the National Association of Manufacturers, DENIED the lawsuit. On November 28, the Court wrote this:
"MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER: Before the court is Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction (“Motion”) (Doc. 8), filed July12, 2016. After considering the Motion, response, reply, supplemental briefs, evidence, record, 1 and applicable law, the court denies Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction (“Motion”) (Doc. 8)."
I personally called the OSHA offices to ensure they had begun enforcement of this ruling and the response was "yes." This sets in motion OSHA's ability to enforce their anti-retaliation law IMMEDIATELY. This includes the rules on post-accident drug screening.
For those that need a checklist to help ensure you're compliance on this matter, SSG has created one HERE.
Please reach out with any questions. Have a great week!
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