Amazon is in hot water again, as data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration showed the company’s warehouse workers are more likely to sustain work-related injuries than other warehouse workers in retail. For over three years now, Amazon has reported a higher rate of serious injury accidents that caused employees to miss work or be transferred to light-duty tasks, compared to non-Amazon retail warehouse workers. (more…)
When employers cheat the workers’ compensation system, injured workers suffer.
While employer fraudsters are routinely being caught, some are cheating the system more than others. (more…)
Yet another group is taking aim at AB 5: California Trucking Association (CTA). On April 28, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lower court’s preliminary injunction that blocked enforcement of AB 5, which aims to reclassify independent contractors as employees. In response, CTA CEO Shawn Yadon said CTA will seek an “en banc” review by the full appellate court. (more…)
For over a century, California law has required employers to provide medical care and, if necessary, cash payments to workers suffering from job-related injuries and illnesses. This protection is called workers’ compensation, or workers’ comp. (more…)
While insurance company lobbyists and think tanks spend their days getting laws changed in Sacramento so they can extract more profit from the workers’ compensation system, workers are falling into poverty after a work injury. (more…)
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The “Grand Bargain” between employers and employees struck over 100 years ago in California was simple – employers could not be sued for injuries on the job in exchange for a “no-fault” workers compensation system with limited benefits and access to quality medical treatment. (more…)
The best way to limit workers’ compensation cases is to prevent work injuries in the first place.
That is why any quality data that helps employers understand when workers are most at risk can promote worker safety initiatives. (more…)
Some States have attempted to protect certain classes of workers when they are infected with COVID-19 by passing new laws. Nevertheless, huge insurance companies still have found ways to deny the help injured workers desperately need. (more…)