Category Archives: Employment Law

Violating OSHA Regulations Does Not Equate to Gross Negligence

Recently, in Anderson v. Bushong, 829 N.W.2d 191 (Table), 2013 WL 530961 (Iowa Ct. App., Feb. 13, 2013)(hereinafter Anderson), the Iowa Court of Appeals clarified the standard of gross negligence; and in so doing, held liability did not extend to the co-employees even when certain employer-practices violated both Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, […]

EEOC Guidlines for Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions

On April 25, 2012, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an enforcement guideline addressing the consideration of arrest and conviction records in employment decisions. The guidance document, while lacking the force of law or promulgated regulation, provides an elaborate analysis of how an employer’s use of seemingly neutral criteria can result in […]