New OSHA Rule Calls for Employers to Electronically Submit Data

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Posted By DAM Firm | September 12 2016 | English, Workers Rights

New OSHA Rule Calls for Employers to Electronically Submit Data

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new rule that takes effect January 1, 2017, to improve worker safety across the country. According to the new rule, certain employers must electronically submit illness and injury data. Employers already record this data for OSHA Injury and Illness forms, but this is the first time…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 29 2016 | English, Workers Rights

Overview of Uber Class Action Lawsuit

Uber, the popular modern alternative to regulated taxicab services, has been the hot trend for people in need of a chauffeur for the last few years. Many speculate that Uber is poised to overthrow taxis as the ride-sharing service of choice across America, but this success hasn’t come without pitfalls, mostly in the form of…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 22 2016 | English, Workers Rights

California Workers’ Compensation System Bias Against Women

There’s no longer any question about the gender bias against women in California’s workers’ compensation system. The system routinely discriminates against female workers, attributing work-related injuries to the pre-existing condition of “being a woman.” Plaintiffs claim, for example, that the workers’ compensation office dismissed claims of carpal tunnel syndrome due to work-related repetitive motion as…

Posted By DAM Firm | August 16 2016 | English, Workers Rights

Federal Jury Awards Latino Worker $3 Million as Victim of Retaliation

Article 16-34 ¡No Se Deje! A Federal jury in New York awarded Moises Méndez 3 million dollars in his case for unlawful retaliation by his employer, Westin Hotels.  Mr. Méndez had worked at the hotel as a baker for 7 years.  He complained to his supervisors verbally, and in writing, of being harassed and discriminated…

Posted By DAM Firm | June 16 2016 | English, Workers Rights

The Dark Side of Opt-Out Plans

A recent phenomenon has picked up steam for the past few years as companies have started opting out of state workers’ compensation plans. The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, an independent entity, examined the effect of these opt-out plans on employees and sought to discover what happens to workers when they are…

Posted By DAM Firm | May 31 2016 | English, Workers Rights

Challenges to OSHA’s New Silica Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) new silica rule is poised to place stricter limits on industries like construction, steel manufacturing, and maritime trades. Specifically, the proposed permissible exposure limit will be lowered by 50%; employees may not be exposed to more than 50 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m3) of air over an average…

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