California: Redlands sexual harassment claim brings new ultimatum

A former Redlands, California human resources director who claims she was sexually harassed by the city manager has issued a new ultimatum to the city. She’s demanding $1.5 million “for the profound emotional, mental and professional impact of the sexual harassment she experienced” or she says she’ll sue. Amy Hagan yesterday said the city rejected […]

Stop Work Orders for Imminent Hazards

Lack of guarding, interlocks on machines in car washes and manufacturing plants trigger Orders Prohibiting Use by Cal/OSHA as part of a task force that combats the underground economy. Workers’ Comp Executive

New Mexico appeals court overturns judge, allows compensation to maintenance worker

The New Mexico Court of Appeals last week overturned a judge’s ruling and held that a maintenance technician, who fell and broke his arm while walking on a level, unobstructed hallway to reach a worksite, is entitled to compensation even though the accident wasn’t linked to any particularly risky circumstances related to his job. The […]

Buffalo-area man sentenced for workers’ comp fraud

A 52-year-old Le Roy, New York man has been sentenced for illegally collecting more than $4,000 in workers’ compensation. While collecting the benefits, he allegedly falsely reported to the state Workers’ Compensation Board that he was not working in any capacity when he was employed as a farmhand. The Daily News