[caption id="attachment_22364" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Hanford was used to produce plutonium for the nation’s nuclear weapons program during World War II and the Cold War. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Energy. [/caption] The U.S. Department of Energy is exploring ways to bolster ...
[caption id="attachment_22067" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/Feverpitched[/caption] Health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic have risked their health, lives and livelihoods during the ongoing public health crisis that has killed over 200,000 Ame...
[caption id="attachment_21836" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Servet TURAN[/caption] An outbreak of coronavirus infections and three related deaths at a fruit farm in Washington state has spotlighted inadequate safety measures taken to protect seasonal farmworkers, a...
[caption id="attachment_21432" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Дмитрий Ларичев[/caption] Amid months of economic fallout and government-mandated restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington has ranked the best state to work in the U.S., acco...
[caption id="attachment_20944" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/scaliger[/caption] Washington state workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19-related disruptions can apply for $300 in extra weekly unemployment benefits. The federal program, called Lost Wage Assistan...
[caption id="attachment_20740" align="aligncenter" width="525"] B Reactor at Hanford nuclear site. Photo credit: iStock.com/smodj[/caption] A federal appeals court has upheld Washington state’s right to create worker protection laws for employees of the Hanford Nuclear Site who fall ill cleaning ...
[caption id="attachment_20525" align="aligncenter" width="525"] iStock.com/Kunal Mahto[/caption] Undocumented workers in Washington state who missed out on coronavirus-related federal assistance have access to financial help. A new $40 million relief fund setup by Gov. Jay Inslee and a coalition o...
[caption id="attachment_19715" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/vlastas[/caption] Workers who were exposed to toxic substances at the Hanford Nuclear Site in central Washington state may finally have a clearer path to workers’ compensation benefits, if newly proposed fede...
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has extended job protections for “high-risk” employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The high-risk workers – people over 65, people of any age who have certain chronic underlying health conditions and those who “might be at increased risk” from C...
[caption id="attachment_19169" align="aligncenter" width="525"] iStock.com/AndreyPopov[/caption] Washington state workers' compensation benefits increased by nearly 7% at the start of July. For most workers injured on or before July 1, 2019, time-loss and pension benefit payments will increase by ...