Forget about that sneeze guard... A new study by the workers’ rights group Restaurant Opportunities Center reports that 40% of restaurant employees who worked while sick admitted to coughing or sneezing while preparing food. This troubling statistic becomes even more worrisome when we consider the...
For most cases, Washington State law holds that a worker cannot sue his or her employer -- or a co-worker -- for a job injury covered by the workers’ compensation (or L&I) system. L&I effectively replaces a worker’s option to sue their boss for negligence. So in general, the system doesn...
Many consider government regulations in the workplace to be pure bureaucratic obstacles, offering dubious  protection to employees and consumers, and driving companies to layoffs and bankruptcy through the high cost of compliance. Yet both critics and supporters of regulation have historically tend...