A good number of us spend long hours every day sitting in one position in front of a computer screen. While health studies indicating the benefits of being less sedentary may seem like common sense, a closer look at accumulating research shows some interesting and disturbing results. In particul...
In the wake of overwhelming scientific evidence of the long-term damage caused by head injuries, NFL players are increasingly seeking workers’ compensation benefits. Hopefully the NFL will also ramp up measures to protect players from the most serious forms of injury – some of which lead to perm...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a branch of the Department of Labor, has announced a new “National Emphasis Program for Nursing and Residential Care Facilities.” This initiative aims are protecting workers from safety and health hazards commonly found in the medical ind...
The National Football League has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court in an effort to force more than thirty insurance companies to defend the league against a veritable flood of head trauma and brain injury claims by players and their families. The NFL stated that it has been named as a de...
The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is currently looking for workers and employers with an innovative idea for helping injured workers quickly get back on the job following an injury. If you have a creative proposal, L&I wants to hear from you, and plans to offer financial support...
A handful of migrant farm workers in Texas has filed a lawsuit against Monsanto, claiming that the agriculture giant pays them less than minimum wage, houses them in substandard conditions and charges them for rent that is supposed to be free. The lawsuit was filed under the Fair Labor Standards A...