phone icon

Need Help, Call Now!

503.245.5677

Serving Oregon and Washington State

Labor and Employment News

14 Jun, 2018

When Mistakes by Oregon's Department of Human Services Hurt People

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Labor and Employment

The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) exists to provide care and assistance for Oregonians who cannot care for themselves. This includes providing social services and setting up foster care arrangements for children and individuals with disabilities,…

Read more
14 Sep, 2017

OSHA Issues Large Fine Against Ross Island Bridge Paint Contractor

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Labor and Employment

Falling consistently ranks among the top causes of workplace injuries and deaths, and is the #1 killer of construction workers. In 2015, 11% of 44 fatal workplace accidents that took place in Oregon were falls. This year, painters on the Ross Island Bridge…

Read more
23 Dec, 2016

Union Pacific Agrees to Federally Mandated Safety Measures

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Labor and Employment

Following the fiery derailment of a Union Pacific train hauling crude through the Columbia River Gorge in June 2016 and discovery of more than 800 potential safety violations across its network, Union Pacific has agreed to more thorough inspections and…

Read more
24 Oct, 2014

OSHA Slow to Implement Ebola Healthcare Safety Regulations

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Labor and Employment

With Ebola an increasing concern, advocacy groups are calling on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to quickly move forward with an infectious-disease rule that has been on the docket since 2010. Although OSHA has created a new web…

Read more
30 Aug, 2014

The Real Meaning of Labor Day

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Labor and Employment

Poor Working Conditions Call for Change The Labor Day holiday originated during one of American labor history’s most dismal times. At the height of the Industrial revolution in the late 1800s, the average American worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks…

Read more
10 Feb, 2014

The Smoking Gun Mobile Device v. Civil Rights

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Labor and Employment

Officer: So how did the accident happen?Distracted Driver: I don’t really know.Officer: Where you on your mobile phone?Distracted Driver: NoOfficer: May I see your drivers’ license?Distracted Driver: Yes Sir.Officer: Proof of insurance?Distracted Driver:…

Read more
26 Jan, 2014

What Is a Functional Capacity Evaluation?

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Labor and Employment

When a worker is injured, everyone has an agenda: the employer needs the injured worker back on the job at full capacity, the insurance company wants to limit the amount of payout for care and rehabilitation, and the physician wants the worker to return…

Read more
22 Oct, 2013

OSHA and NIOSH Set Legal Limits on Workplace Noise Exposure

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Labor and Employment

Occupational hearing loss is the most common work-related injury in the United States. Approximately 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels at work, and an additional 9 million are exposed to chemicals causing hearing damage. An…

Read more
22 Oct, 2013

Prohibited Workplace Discrimination

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Labor and Employment

Did you know that, under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee),in every aspect of employment, because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40…

Read more

Call now for a FREE case evaluation!