In accordance with a group of cases that have allowed workers to recover medical benefits after being exposed to blood or other bodily fluids—even when no actual proof of harm has been established—a Kentucky court recently agreed to award $700 in medical benefits to a health care worker who was ...
In mid-July, an initiative qualified for the November ballot that could have far-reaching effects for Washington workers, employers and taxpayers.  I-1082, which would effectively privatize the current state-run workers’ compensation program, is backed by the insurance industry and a conservative...
The attorneys at Emery Reddy recently filed a class action lawsuit against Safeway for failing to pay overtime wages and illegally preventing employees from taking meal and rest breaks. Emery Reddy is committed to ensuring that workers receive the full compensation and benefits to which they are ent...
This article by Timothy W. Emery, Esq., a partner with Emery Reddy, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. A federal district court recently ruled in favor of an employee suing several human resources executives after he was allegedly fired for requesting time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).  ...
This article by Timothy W. Emery, Esq., a partner with Emery Reddy, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. Companies that cut costs by misclassifying regular employees as “independent contractors” will face tighter regulations and stricter penalties in 2010. The Obama administration has already begun to cra...
This article by Timothy W. Emery, Esq., a partner with Emery Reddy, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. Of the many concerns that today’s workers face, one of the most troubling is the prospect of losing income during an injury or prolonged illness. Sick or injured workers may suddenly find themselves unable...
This article by Timothy W. Emery, Esq., a partner with Emery Reddy, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. Washington Labor and Industries is in the process of overhauling its website, www.lni.wa.gov. The revisions to the Washington L&I website are the result of user feedback collected over a significant perio...
This article by Timothy W. Emery, Esq., a partner with Emery Reddy, PLLC, Attorneys at Law. Low-wage employees are often denied appropriate overtime pay and paid less than the minimum wage, according to a recent study based on a survey of employees in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. Researchers ...
This article by Timothy W. Emery, Esq., a partner with Emery Reddy, PLLC, Attorneys at Law.  www.emeryeddy.com A new and alarming report by the auditing arm of Congress, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), states that many employers do not report workplace injuries and illnesses. Emplo...