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…)
Corporate greed and retaliation aren’t new – but it is especially disgusting when it rears its ugly head in the midst of a pandemic while its workers are risking their health and lives to get the job done. (more…)
Fullerton Pacific Interiors Inc., a Southern California drywall contractor, is reportedly facing civil penalties and wage theft citations of nearly $2 million, affecting 472 laborers who worked on 26 construction projects from August 2014 to June 2016. (more…)
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a lawsuit in the Sacramento County Superior Court asking the court to “order the e-commerce giant to comply with outstanding investigative subpoenas from the California Department of Justice,” reported Cal Matters. (more…)
According to an article published by EHS Today, numerous employer groups are attacking the State of California over important COVID-19 emergency standards issued by the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA). (more…)
Senate Bill 1159 by Sen. Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), which took effect immediately after it was signed into law on September 17 by Gov. Gavin Newsom, requires employers to retrospectively report positive employee COVID-19 tests that occurred between July 6 and September 17 by October 29. In addition, the law requires employers to report positive employee COVID-19 tests within three business days beginning on September 18 and going forward. (more…)
California workers’ compensation COVID-19 claims continue to rise, with the state recording 5,130 COVID-19 claims with August injury dates. According to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI), this brings the total for the year to 41,861 claims, or 11.2% of all California job injury claims reported an accident in 2020. Death claims rose to 224, up from 160 reported as of August 10th. (more…)
For 16 years, Sonja Flowers worked as a server at a restaurant at a Disney resort. She’s been out of work since March 15th and believes she will soon be out of a job. For Flowers, 62, this may mean delaying her goal of retiring in five years.