LAPD officer settles with city over alleged ‘graveyard shift’ reassignment

A veteran Los Angeles Police Officer who filed a lawsuit alleging that the department improperly transferred her to a graveyard shift in retaliation for asking for an extension of a leave to recover from pregnancy-related neck and back injuries has reached a tentative settlement with the city, which argued that transferring an employee to a […]

Sonoma State to pay $2.9M in asbestos case

More than 200 employees of Sonoma State University who worked in an office building that spurred whistleblowers to report asbestos mishandling will each get part of the more than $2.9 million in penalties that Cal/OSHA has issued to the university. The university reportedly plans to appeal. Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Injured New York state employee allegedly played hockey while collecting workers’ comp

A 45-year-old Rome, New York man who claimed he sustained a debilitating knee injury while working at state youth detention center has been charged with workers’ compensation fraud. Prosecutors say he was observed engaging in strenuous activity, including playing competitive ice hockey, while collecting workers’ comp. Rome Sentinel