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What is OSHA?


In 1970, the United States, in conjunction with the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Act created OSHA, or the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, to ensure the wellbeing and safety of workers. The administration created and maintains standards for many lines of work, including construction, agriculture, maritime and general industry. In addition, OSHA makes certain that employers, including those in New York, comply with the General Duty Clause. This clause makes certain that workplaces stay "free of serious recognized hazards."

Peyton Manning allegations shed light on workplace harassment


A few weeks ago, Peyton Manning, beloved football star and recent winner of the Superbowl, came under fire regarding a report that resurfaced about his time in 1996, while at the University of Tennessee. According to the report, Manning allegedly put his genitals on a trainer's face during an examination. According to Manning, he was mooning a teammate at the time. The trainer and the University settled out of court.

Muslim workers fired following prayer dispute


For those of us living in the New York tri-state area, seeing a red Ariens Co. snowblower rolling up and down the sidewalks and driveways is a familiar and welcome sight for many. But, at its warehouse in Brillion, Wisconsin, the company will soon be met with federal discrimination and harassment complaints following the company's decision to enforce current break rules. These rules are allegedly affecting Muslim employees' prayer schedule.

Manhattan Yoga center sued $1 million dollars by ex-employee


In most work environments, there is a chain of command or levels of superiority among New York employees. There are supervisors, leaders, managers and administrators; an order of rank among employees. Unfortunately, when a New York employee is working under a superior, there can be an occasion when a worker in a position of dominance can force an employee into an unwelcome situation.

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