OSHA's Catchphrase: General Duty

Law360, New York (May 11, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT) -- What if Title VII had a provision that mandated, “in addition to specific protected traits (sex, race, religion, etc.), all employers have an obligation to protect employees from discriminatory conduct based on other recognized traits (smoker, obesity, red hair, etc).”

This would be a general duty not to discriminate. What if the Fair Labor Standards Act had a provision that required, “in addition to specific regulations regarding compensable work, all employers have an obligation to ensure that employees are appropriately compensated.”

This would be a general...
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