Author Archives: James Phillips

Review Commission Vacates OSHA Housekeeping Citation Arising From Fatal Accident

On April 27, 2015, the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission issued a decision vacating an OSHA Citation issued against Brand Energy Solutions, LLC in Secretary of Labor v. Brand Energy Solutions, LLC, OSHRC Docket No. 09-1048, which can be found at http://www.oshrc.gov/decisions/html_2015/09-1048.htm. The Citation was issued as a result of an OSHA investigation conducted … Read More

It’s the Holiday Season…and OSHA Reporting Changes are Coming to Town

For employers this year, it will not matter if they have been naughty or nice, they are all getting the same gift in their stockings – changes in OSHA reporting requirements.  Effective January 1, 2015, all employers get to ring in the New Year with these changes, which are the result of OSHA rule-making activities … Read More

Texas Expedited Trial Rules: Trials Under the Expedited Action Rules

This is the third post in a series discussing the new rules for Expedited Actions in Texas mandated by the 2011 Amendments to Texas Government Code § 22.004(h) and implemented through the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, including amendments to Rules 47 and 190, and the addition of new Rule 169. As previously discussed, Rule … Read More

Texas Expedited Trial Rules: Discovery Under the Expedited Action Rules

This is the second post in a series discussing the new rules for Expedited Actions in Texas mandated by the 2011 Amendments to Texas Government Code § 22.004(h) and implemented through the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, including amendments to Rules 47 and 190, and the addition of new Rule 169. The new Expedited Action … Read More