Construction worker injuries in Los Angeles

We know that construction projects are ongoing all over L.A. as well as throughout Orange County and the Inland Empire. Major projects include such things as the $1 billion Metropolis project, the $1.2 billion Wilshire Grand project being completed by Korean Air and 10,000 residential units in downtown LA alone, among many others. As the […]

State snares six shady contractors in Tehama County

The Contractors State License Board conducted an undercover sting operation in Tehama County Aug. 30 and six people were cited for illegal contracting and one of those suspects was issued a Notice to Appear in court for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. All six suspects are accused of contracting without a license, […]

Sick 9/11 responders still struggle to get by

Fifteen years have passed since the worst international terrorist attack in history claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people, more than 400 of whom were first responders. Since then, tens of thousands have developed illnesses stemming from exposure to toxins at Ground Zero. Many will never recover. As of June 30, the Centers for Disease […]

Ergonomics matter for telecommuters, too

Telecommuting might make life easier for millions of American workers, but it doesn’t necessarily absolve employers from the responsibility of ensuring that their workers are safe and healthy on the job. So says a report from Portland, Oregon-based Standard Insurance Co., whose Workplace Possibilities program has outlined a number of measures employers should undertake to […]

Ohio Inspector General: Ohio Industrial Commission employee engaged in political activity

John Matthews, director of claims for the Ohio Industrial Commission, engaged in political activity on the clock when he spent more than 80 hours on his personal cellphone, and sent and received 1,982 text messages, over a roughly four-month period, according to a report released Thursday by the Ohio Inspector General. The Industrial Commission evaluates […]

Central Freight Lines settles workers’ comp lawsuit

Central Freight Lines Inc. and Trendsetter HR have settled a lawsuit over workers’ compensation, ending a three-year dispute. The carrier, based in Waco, Texas, signed a deal with Trendsetter in 2008 to perform administrative services for the company and its employees. For more than three years, Central Freight alleged Trendsetter accepted payments but failed to […]