December 2017
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Chadwick To Speak at National Video Webcast Regarding OSHA Mandates
On Dec. 20, 2017, Robert Chadwick will be one of three featured speakers at a day-long national video webcast from the Natl. Business Inst. in Eau Claire, Wisc. The topic is "OSHA Record-Keeping and Documentation." 

Jameson Earns Arbitration Certification
Congratulations to James P. Jameson of the firm's Houston office who recently earned an arbitration certification from the Barnham Graduate School & Seminary and Manousso Mediation & Arbitration, LLC.

Soefje Approved For Admission To Practice Law in Oklahoma
On December 4, 2017, the Oklahoma Supreme Court approved the application of Firm Member Tim Soefje to practice law in Oklahoma. 

Who To Believe When Sexual Harassment is Disputed?
News stories, such as the accusations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and his corresponding denials, serve as reminders of what many employers already know from experience; often, an investigation of a sexual harassment claim yields two conflicting stories. ...

Design Professionals Often Overlook Importance of Design Changes Clause
Construction contracts are unique in some ways among legal contracts. They anticipate and plan for changes during the project not included in the original contract. In fact, some industry surveys suggest the typical commercial project will involve as many as 50 change orders or more.

Has OSHA Resumed Strategy Of Publicly Shaming Employers?
On December 1, 2017, OSHA issued a news release on its website announcing that citations had been issued against Manafort Brothers, Inc. for alleged violations at a construction cite in Portsmouth, N.H. The citations proposed penalties of $329,548 for allegedly exposing employees to mercury and respiratory hazards ....

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