Maintaining Drug-Free Workplace: 2016 and Beyond Alcohol, Marijuana, Prescription Drug Abuse, and Heroin Addiction

TOPICS ADDRESSED I. Confidentiality Concerns When Members Seek Assistance with Addiction or Mental Health Issues II. Medical Marijuana Use in the Workplace III. Anti-Retaliation Provision of the new OSHA Injury Reporting Rule I. Confidentiality Concerns When Members Seek Assistance with Drug Testing/Addiction/Mental Health Issues There are occasions when a union member seeks the assistance of […]

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Missouri Supreme Court Makes it Easier to Prove that Employers Retaliate

The Missouri workers’ compensation law prohibits employers from discharging or in any way discriminating against injured workers for exercising their rights under the Missouri workers’ compensation law. If an employer retaliates against an injured worker, a civil action for damages can be filed against the employer. Up until about a year ago, to prove that […]

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Workers’ Compensation Lessons 101

Joe Worker was performing his usual job as an IBEW electrician when he lifts his tool belt and feels a pop in his shoulder and neck. It’s Friday and almost quit time. Joe grabs a beer after work with his buddies and heads home. After a restless night of sleep, Joe’s arm is painful the […]

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The Latest Changes to the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law

THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY The Latest Changes to the Missouri Workers’ Compensation Law By Ann Dalton, Esq.* On July 10, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed new legislation that changes several provisions of the current Workers’ Compensation law. The new law becomes effective on January 1, 2014. Several of the changes are remedial […]

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