What Are Your Rights for a Work Injury? For workers in Washington State who are injured on the job, there are a number of options available to help you stay afloat financially during this trying time. While, at times, your options may seem complicated, help exists to ensure you can secure what...
[caption id="attachment_27723" align="alignnone" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/geoffsp[/caption] A fruit grower and processor outside Yakima, Washington is the latest agricultural company in the state to face steep fines for ignoring COVID-19 workplace safety and health rules multiple t...
The long-awaited vaccine that could help stop coronavirus in its tracks is almost here. Its widespread availability could give consumers, business owners and workers the confidence to return to life as it was before the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in unprecedented social restrictions starting earlie...
[caption id="attachment_23250" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/maska82[/caption] The long-term economic losses of workers with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), whose common symptoms include numbness and weakening of the hand muscles, have long been known to exceed those of wo...
Workers in Yakima County’s apple industry are exploring a range of options to secure hazard pay, increased safety assurances and other protections enjoyed by many essential workers during the novel coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. In early May, hundreds of employees went on strike from from at ...
[caption id="attachment_6387" align="alignright" width="300"] A worker in a protective suit at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant last year.[/caption] When Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors went into meltdown following the 2011 tsunami in Japan, over 44,000 workers were dispat...
In years past, Black “Friday” started early on – well, Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). Over the years, it has crept earlier and earlier (from 4 am to 2 am to midnight on Thursday itself). Among the retailers who have now pushed that opening well into Thanksgiving itself are Kmart, J.C. Pe...
We get it, we get it: exercise is good for us. Mountains of evidence show the endless benefits of routine physical activity, and federal health guidelines recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise every day, such as a brisk walk. As extensive research shows, when you adhere to a phys...
Last month our story “Employee v. Employer: Who Gets The Shortest End of the Work Comp Stick?” discussed a number of hardships employees face once they are designated as an “aging injured worker.”  Yet the difficulties employers experience in dealing with the workers’ comp system are sign...
The life of a professional football player is physically grueling. Wide receiver Nate Jackson played in the NFL for 7 years, mostly as a wide receiver with the Denver Broncos, and although he wasn't a high-profile star — or even a starter — he did make a short career for himself in the coveted a...