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OSHA Creates New Guidelines For Approving Settlements Between Employees and Employers

OSHA has published new guidelines that prohibit approving settlements between employers and employees that restrict future whistleblowing. These provisions say that OSHA will not approve settlements containing provisions, such as gag orders, that would restrict an employee from filing a complaint with a government agency, testifying in proceedings, or providing other information to the government. Check out the new guidelines, published on September 9, to make sure you are up to date on how to handle settlements with employees.

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