Recently the full Oklahoma Senate approved a series of bills ostensibly designed to reduce the cost of doing business in Oklahoma.  As states compete to bring in companies amidst a slowly recovering economy, the usual suspects have emerged as siren songs of the "pro-business" community: lower corpo...
The Washington State Court of Appeals decided yesterday that a 14 year teaching veteran deserves a trial in an Employment Discrimination case.  At issue for the jury is whether the Seattle School District should have transferred her to a clean, mold free environment before terminating her. Denise ...
As the showdown between Governor Scott Walker and Labor activists in Wisconsin continues to rivet the nation, one thing has become clear: Anti-labor forces across the country are using spiraling budget debt to justify attacks on established labor law.  Washington State is no different. Last week, ...
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to a hear a case that would have forced a broader ruling on whether States can deny workers' compensation to undocumented workers injured on the job. According to court documents, Antonio Garcia Rodriguez sustained an injury on February 6, 2004 while doing roofin...
The scenario is familiar: a person posts videos of him or herself engaged in sexual activities on the Internet, believing that in the infinite ebb and flow of global information, this particular bit of titillation will be lost in the wash. Then, someone who is interested in the honesty and fidelity ...
The tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff, and several constituents in Tucson last month has highlighted many issues confronting our country today: questions of gun control, the level of vitriol in political discourse, and, interestingly, many questions of public ...
In an October 21 press release, the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported an encouraging decline in workplace injuries and illnesses.Across much of the U.S., workers compensation claims are down in many industries, particularly construction.Among private employers, nonfatal...