A February 20, 2019 article from Bloomberg Law provides statistics to explain the significant delays experienced by litigators and attorneys alike in Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s investigation of whistleblower claims. A substantial increase in the number of whistleblower complaints filed with OSHA over the past five years and a contemporaneous decrease in the number
Effective Compliance Programs Require a Commitment from the Top
By Joseph C. Toris & Jackson Lewis P.C. on
Posted in Compliance Tip, Corporate Compliance, OSHA, Whistleblower
We follow the leader wherever we go, and that applies to compliance, as well. While federal and state laws require organizations to adopt compliance programs, a low level of commitment to these compliance efforts from the highest levels of management can pose a serious threat to the implementation and sustainability of such programs. It is…
Federal Safety and Health Agency Releases Rules on Food Safety Whistleblower Claims
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently issued interim final rules for handling employment retaliation complaints under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) that will make it more difficult for employers to defend themselves against food safety-related whistleblower claims. To learn more, click here.