While employers across the country are taking measures to address obesity in the workplace, much work remains to be done, and businesses need additional tools and resources, especially among small and mid-size organizations. These findings were reported following a survey of more than 500 businesses...
Did you know that the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) founded Guide Dogs of America? Guide Dogs of America is committed to the mission of training guide dogs and providing instruction in their use at no charge to blind and visually impaired Americans. This all...
While the gender gap in income is already well-known in the American workplace, many believe that  medicine is one of the few fields in which men and women identical the same hours and producing comparable results would be paid and promoted equally. While some studies found income disparities betwe...
Last month we reported on growing concern over head injuries in football and the rise in lawsuits against the NFL. The folks at Medical Billing and Coding have researched this phenomenon and provided us with the following facts and statistics regarding brain damage in the NFL: Football comes ...
Falls are the leading cause of death among construction workers. Out of 774 total fatalities in the construction industry in 2011, 264 were caused by falls (almost all of these to a lower level). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has partnered with National Occupational Research Agen...
A lesbian employee who works for St. Joseph’s Medical Center in New York filed a class-action lawsuit last week, arguing that her spouse is entitled to the same medical coverage as spouses of heterosexual workers. The woman has been with her partner for 16 years, and the two married last autumn. ...
Right now, unprecedented wildfires are blazing across Colorado and much of the United States. But thousands of federal firefighters who are working tirelessly to control the blazes do not have health insurance. Included in that group of uninsured firefighters is 27-year-old John Lauer, a member o...
See results of a recent poll of everyone's favorite "Made in America" items. Topping the list of favorites? Slugger baseball bats, Miller Beer and anything sweet —Oreos, Hershey Kisses and Russell Stovers. Buicks and all US-made cars, along with a variety of guns—Rugers, Remingtons, Smith &am...
Most Washington families with children have hired a baby-sitter or nanny to watch their young ones at some point. These workers are generally paid in cash for a defined period of time. This raises questions of whether the situation creates an employer-employee relationship, and whether it entitle...
Military veterans who were deployed after the 9/11 attack on America and the World Trade Center gain employment in the building and construction trades through Helmets to Hardhats, and find themselves rebuilding the new World Trade Center. Watch this video on the program: Helmets to Hardhats...