Below is an article written by the NJ Chapter Secretary Phillip Bauknight who is a Partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP.
Welcome to this edition of the FP Snapshot on Manufacturing, where we take a quick snapshot look at recent workplace law developments and examine how they impact employers in the manufacturing industry. In this edition, we’ll discuss how a recent partnership between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will impact manufacturing employers.
Employers need to prepare for increased safety and health enforcement efforts from NLRB and OSHA after the two federal agencies announced on October 31 that they agreed to enhance information-sharing and cross-agency consultations, training, outreach, and education. The agencies aim to promote safe and healthy workplaces and protect workers who speak out about unsafe working conditions.
This agreement aligns with the recent interagency collaboration we’ve seen from the NLRB, which means employers may find themselves subject to even more scrutiny from multiple agencies. To learn more about this collaboration, you can read our full Insight here.Read More