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Employment Law Newsletter

News from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safey and Health Administration

Date Published: 2010-09-01 Author: Christina Harris Schwinn The Occupational Safety and Health Act (“Act”) requires employers to provide employees with a workplace that is safe from recognized hazards.  The type of industry determines what an employer must do to comply with the Act.  Construction industry employers should

Pavese Law Firm Partner Christina Harris Schwinn Discusses Legal Differences Between Employees and Independent Contractors at Nov. 5 UNET Meeting

The distinction between whether an individual is classified as an employee or an independent contractor can affect business owners in a variety of ways, including how employers withhold a variety of taxes. Misclassification of an individual may result in a number of costly legal consequences.