Author Archives: Nelva Smith

OSHA HAS ARRIVED – WITH A CAMERA AND CLIPBOARD – OH MY?!?!!?! WE ARE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE!

It is a normal Friday morning. The workplace is slowing down for the weekend, and most of management is off work for a long weekend. About 9:00 a.m. you are notified that a visitor has arrived in HR – you aren’t expecting a visitor – is it a vendor trying to sell you something?  NO – it is an OSHA inspector?!?!?!?!  What do you do if an OSHA inspector shows up to your workplace?  This article will provide you with some tips to be prepared when this occurs. Read More »

SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION: WHAT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS NEED TO KNOW

It wasn’t that long ago when it was fairly clear that sexual orientation was not considered a protected class under Title VII. However, as we first wrote about on this blog last year, sexual orientation discrimination is an expanding legal basis of protection for all employers to be concerned about. This includes educational institutions. Read More »