The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued a final rule purported to “modernize” the swine slaughter inspection process, the agency announced Tuesday. However, worker safety advocates argue that the change could make the industry less safe for employees.
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries on Wednesday proposed a 0.8% decrease in the average premium employers would pay for the coverage in 2020.
(Reuters) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP on Wednesday asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge to halt for roughly nine months more than 2,600 lawsuits alleging the company and its controlling Sackler family helped fuel the U.S. opioid crisis, according to court documents.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed into law a controversial bill that opponents say could cause thousands of independent workers to be reclassified as employees who would gain labor law protections such as workers compensation.
The National Safety Council has launched a toolkit to help employers address the opioid crisis, the nonprofit announced Wednesday.
A trucking company must pay for the nursing services provided by an injured worker’s wife, an appellate court judge held on Tuesday.