10 Most Common Workers Compensation Claims


Workers compensation is a type of insurance that helps employees recover from workplace injuries or illnesses developed through one’s work. Each state has a different set of laws for its workers compensation program, with benefits covering medical expenses, prescription medication, death benefits, lost wages and rehabilitation services. In most states, a company with even one paid employee (even if that employee is temporary) must carry workers compensation insurance. Almost none of us think … [Read more...]

Immigrant Workers Strike Today as Part of “Day Without Immigrants” Protest


In cities around the U.S., construction companies, restaurants and countless other businesses are bracing for "A Day Without Immigrants," a boycott/strike meant to bring attention to the important of immigrants to American business and culture. The movement is largely a response to recent developments on immigration, particularly President Trump's promise to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and also the controversial travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries … [Read more...]

Labor Secretary Nominee Withdraws After Domestic Abuse Allegations Surfaces in Oprah Winfrey Show Videos


Andrew Puzder – President Trump's pick to lead the Labor Department -- withdrew his name from the Cabinet nomination on Wednesday, ending weeks of bitter accusations and negative stories about the fast food tycoon. Stories about Puzder’s domestic abuse and divorce, his employment of undocumented immigrants, his comments about replacing workers with machines, his opposition to raising the minimum wage, and other questionable business practices finally took their toll on Puzder’s chances for … [Read more...]

Seattle Passes Law to Give Workers 12 Weeks of Paid Parental Leave


On Monday Seattle City Council voted to give city employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave. In a unanimous vote on Monday, the Seattle City Council approved a bill to offer city employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, effectively tripling the four weeks currently available to City employees. Mayor Ed Murray requested the change 2 years ago, and at that time the council approved the existing benefit for new parents, making Seattle the first city in the Pacific Northwest – … [Read more...]

Retraining Day: TAA Helps American Workers Who’ve Lost Jobs to Foreign Trade


Trade has winners and losers. For the most part, the winners are U.S. consumers: we typically get much cheaper goods from abroad. And many American companies also benefit, selling more products overseas, even hiring extra workers. But there are plenty of losers in this process too, and those people often belong to big groups that lose in big ways.  As we are constantly reminded in the current debates over the decline of the American middle class, across many regions of the country factories have … [Read more...]

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