Published: December 1, 2016

On November 28, 2016, a Texas federal judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction, which sought to enjoin implementation of the anti-retaliation provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) new injury and reporting rule, which was unveiled by OSHA in May of this year. The final rule requires electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses, requires employers to inform workers of their right to access injury and illness data, and prohibits retaliation against employees for reporting on-the-job injuries and illnesses.

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