Mr Robert M Olian

Robert M Olian

Updates

Employment & Benefits

DOJ and DOL expand criminal worker endangerment initiative
USA | 20 January 2016

The Department of Justice and the Department of Labour recently signed a memorandum of understanding to coordinate criminal prosecutions of worker safety and health law violations. The goal of the initiative is to increase the frequency and effectiveness of criminal prosecution of violations of worker health and safety law. Industry can expect incidents that result in serious worker injury or death to be the subject of greater federal scrutiny.

Environment & Climate Change

EPA issues new comprehensive guidance on institutional controls
USA | 11 February 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued two new guidance documents on the use of institutional controls at contaminated sites regulated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, brownfields programmes and other federal programmes. Institutional controls are often an important part of the clean-up at such sites.