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Category: Labor and Employment News

11 Oct, 2021

Get the Right Slingshot 

Posted on behalf of RizkLaw in Labor and Employment

In Amazon’s hit series Goliath, Billy Bob Thornton plays Billy McBride, an injured lawyer who takes on opioid producer Zax pharma and its maniacal, ethically challenged leader George Zax. According to Mr. Thornton, his portal was not a stretch. “Billy …

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14 Sep, 2017

OSHA Cites Safety Violations, Issues Substantial 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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30 Aug, 2014

The Real Meaning of Labor Day

Posted on behalf of Rizk Law 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 …

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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: Here you go.Officer: Now, please give me …

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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 …

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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 estimated …

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