The Attorney General’s office announced on Monday that the Dept. of Justice will bring a lawsuit against Crop Production Services for discriminating against American workers in a way that violates the Immigration and Nationality Act. This constitutes the first lawsuit based on President Trump’s...
Washington state’s Department of Labor and Industries has fined the retailer Target $21,000 following a worker’s death at a Lake Stevens Target in June. L&I cited the store for three serious workplace safety violations, according to findings published on Monday. Each of those violations in...
Workers in jobs that pay the federal minimum wage make only $7.25 per hour, before taxes. Labor rights activists, lawmakers and employment attorneys across the U.S. state that this amount (and even slightly higher state-based minimum wage rates) don't pay workers enough to cover life's basic needs. ...
Yesterday President Obama called on American business to aid the swelling ranks of long-term unemployed in securing jobs. Obama has published a presidential memorandum pledging that the federal government will commit to the same. Both the President and Vice President met with CEOs from some of Ameri...
Every five minutes, a recent college graduate settles for an unwanted job for which he or she is overqualified. That figure is just one finding in a recent report conducted by McKinsey On Society, a consulting firm that specializes in research on contemporary social issues. The focus of the study w...
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has designated May as Safe Jobs for Youth Month in anticipation of the coming summer jobs season, when many teens seek full and part time employment. While a number of teens simply feel lucky to get a job, the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is remindin...
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...
[caption id="attachment_2506" align="alignright" width="300"] Workers “take a break” in a Manhattan park.[/caption] Most of us today feel too tethered to our smart-phones and computers. We feel obligated to constantly check e-mails, texts, Facebook and other networks, fretting about the remote ...
Yesterday former Industrial Appeals Judge Wayne Lieb published an op-ed in the The Olympian titled "Republicans Attacking an Important Safety Net."  His article is reprinted in full below. March 07, 2013 Wayne Lieb is a former Industrial Appeals Judge and currently an attorney in Olympia, with mo...