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OSHA Should Safeguard Contingent Workers, Report Suggests

OSHA Should Safeguard Contingent Workers, Report Suggests

By CHRIS HAMBY, Center for Public Integrity—Workplace safety and health regulators should conduct an enforcement blitz and amend policies to give greater protection to the growing number of vulnerable temporary, or “contingent,” workers, a new report recommends. The report from the Center for Progressive Reform, a nonprofit research and advocacy group, echoes many of the findings of a […]

ECOMP- E-nnovating Federal Workers’ Compensation Claims and Benefits

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ECOMP- E-nnovating Federal Workers’ Compensation Claims and Benefits

By GARY STEINBERG, U.S. DOL– When a worker is injured on the job, the last thing they need is a towering headache of paperwork. Employers also want to resolve claims efficiently and get their injured employees back to work. Making this process more efficient has been a top business goal for operations across the country. […]

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Facts About Caregivers and Work

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Facts About Caregivers and Work

More working people provide full- or part-time caregiver duties for a loved one than ever before. Here’s a look at some facts about this major life responsibility and the realities of the working world. Facts About Caregivers o Two-thirds are women. o Studies show female caregivers are more likely than males to suffer from high […]

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AARP: How To Improve State Caregiver Protection Laws And Employer Polices

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AARP: How To Improve State Caregiver Protection Laws And Employer Polices

As of 2012, only four states—Alaska, Connecticut, New Jersey and Oregon, plus the District of Columbia—have laws over and above federal laws protecting family caregivers and those proving elder care. The AARP report says additions to workplace discrimination laws are necessary to help family caregivers. The AARP recommends the following changes to state laws regarding caregivers. […]

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Minnesota Agencies Pay $574,000 For Age Bias In EEOC Suits

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Minnesota Agencies Pay $574,000 For Age Bias In EEOC Suits

Three federal judges have ordered three Minnesota state agencies to pay damages to settle age discrimination charges filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). U.S. District Court judges ordered the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety to pay damages to claimants who […]

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