[caption id="attachment_6763" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] California's Blue Cut Fire Explodes to 30,000 Acres; Over 82000 Evacuated[/caption] As we move through the peak month of wildfire season, and massive fires cause evacuations across California and the West (with San Bernadino’s fire a...
What do changes to workers compensation mean for injured workers? Last week ProPublica and NPR released the second extensive report in their investigative series on the dismantling of the American Workers Compensation system. As they explain, corporate lawyers like Bill Minick in Dallas have liter...
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...
New research by the Department of Labor & Industries' (L&I) has shown that a common chemical used in commercial carwashes can endanger the health of people who work with it. SHARP, an occupational safety and health research program at L&I, closely examined 12 years’ worth of workers' ...
A Yakima orchardist has been penalized with $105,000 in fines from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) following multiple serious health violations related to chemical pesticides. L&I has cited Gilbert Orchards with 12 serious and repeat-serious health violations. Read more here ...
Goldman Sachs just issued an office policy that would be standard practice almost anywhere else (at least any workplace outside the elite, high-pressure world of investment banking): Interns are longer permitted to work between midnight and 7 a.m. The policy shift was reported by Reuters, and cam...
It’s not uncommon for employers to appeal when the Labor Department issues penalties against them for safety violations – including in cases where a worker is killed on the job. But the death of 34-year-old Jdimytai Damour, who had worked for Walmart for a mere week when he was suffocated beneat...
[caption id="attachment_5557" align="alignright" width="300"] A view on Monday of 70 Christopher Columbus Drive, a 50-story apartment building under construction in Jersey City[/caption] While delivering sheet rock to a high-rise building under construction on Monday, Gary Anderson, 58, was hit i...
Ever found yourself complaining about your job, but then wondering about all the places where your situation could be worst? A new study is here to answer your questions about which places on the planet are the worst countries to be a worker. The new study conducted by the International Trade Uni...