[caption id="attachment_44168" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/zimmytws[/caption] Generally speaking, workers’ compensation is available to any employee who is injured or acquires certain types of illnesses at the workplace, or during work-related activities, accord...
[caption id="attachment_35363" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/dragana991[/caption] As millions of American workers have shifted to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, physical therapists are noticing a new class of injuries associated with long hours in t...
Protecting American workers during the coronavirus pandemic has largely proceeded from a flurry of ad hoc, government guidelines in reaction to the evolving situation. But whether federal, state or local guidelines, the government recommendations are not enforceable as laws, and can’t be regulate...
With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) approaching 800 in Washington state, the army of medical workers administering those tests and caring for patients who test positive are at heightened risk of catching the virus themselves. Earlier this month, Washington state expanded jo...
Washington state is a surprisingly safe place to work when it comes to on-the-job fatalities, according to Business.org. Using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the business research firm looked at the number of fatal workplace injuries per 100,000 residents aged 18 and older. Combinin...
Independent contractor or full-time employee? Which of these two buckets a worker falls into can have far-reaching implications for their career, including how much they earn, how much they're taxed, what kinds of benefits (if any) they receive and whether they have access to worker protections. ...
On-the-job injuries can become a headache for workers for a number of reasons beyond the obvious ones: Coworkers might not be happy that they have to pick up the slack to hit production targets. Bosses might feel the same way. Too many injuries could even reflect poorly on the company as a whole. ...
Employee wage theft can be so subtle that it goes unnoticed for years. A few dollars here and there may seem harmless. But over time, it can add up to enough to make a lower-wage worker’s life a lot harder. It may also be a sign that an employer is stealing from workers in other ways.  Tha...
In her late twenties, business writer Cat Fu was diagnosed with stomach cancer. After doctors operated, she returned to Japan and tried to put it behind her. But a year later the tumors were back, and this time they'd spread to her liver. Fortunately, the surgeons found a new procedure to remove t...
When was the last time you went to a shopping mall? For many Americans, it’s been years — and in many communities, they’ve been shuttered for good. But don’t rush to declare the death of retail. Americans have started shopping more — in old-school stores. From the garden section at Walm...