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...
Some ingredients used in nail products have been tied to cancer, miscarriages, lung diseases and other ailments. But despite rising concerns about effects on worker and client health, the industry continues to fight regulations. This week, the New York Times is running an investigative series on th...
Two Seattle-area employers have been cited by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) for violations that exposed workers to dangerous levels of asbestos while demolishing an apartment building. Asbestos is known to cause cancer and other life-threatening illnesses and conditions. In t...
There are multiple reasons why most American workers don’t stay home when they get sick. During cold and flu season this year, make sure that pressure from your boss isn’t one of them! Spreading illness at work can wreak havoc on your work environment. Yet for a variety of reasons, nearly 90% o...
What does the flu pandemic of 1918 have to do with the current Ebola crisis and the U.S. worker’s compensation system? A lot, unfortunately. When a pandemic of influenza swept across the world in 1918, just as World War I was coming to a close, more deaths occurred than in any single event in worl...
[caption id="attachment_3884" align="alignright" width="300"] Moritz Erhardt worked eight all-nighters in two weeks. Then for three days in a row before his death, he was in the office until 6am.[/caption] The notorious culture of long workdays and routine all-nighters endured by banking interns is...
According to the latest reports of forestry officials, the nineteen firefighters killed in Arizona earlier this week did not have an escape route established that would have allowed for evacuation of the entire group to safe ground. Official safety practoces require fire crews to designate a place ...
According to local authorities, a mysterious explosion at an Indiana grain silo killed an employee on Monday afternoon.  Workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the cause of the workplace fatality. The LaPorte County Sheriff's Department issued a press release explaining t...
Labor activists and Workers’ Compensation Attorneys have brought the question of farm safety regulation back onto center stage. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics, corn production and storage on farms doubled from 1978 to 2012, increasing from 5.4 billion bushels to a record 1...