Safety and OSHA News

Court: Barring undocumented workers from comp benefits decreases safety

In a recent opinion, a state court said depriving undocumented employees from workers’ comp benefits decreases the burden on companies to provide safe workplaces.

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Whistleblower protection for worker who threatened to call OSHA?

This much is clear: If a worker contacts OSHA about a workplace safety problem, and the company fires the employee for that reason, that worker is eligible for whistleblower protection. But this case is somewhat different. [Read more…]

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Employer surveillance ‘harmed’ employee, court awards 1 million

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Have you ever been suspicious of a workers’ comp claim? Be careful. A recent ruling appears to draw an important — and, in this case, extremely expensive — distinction between “reasonable” and what you might call “reflexive” suspicion. [Read more…]

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