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Workplace Injuries/Health & Safety

Details: Workers Compensation and COVID-19. What To Do If You Are Injured At Work. Filing A Workers' Compensation Claim in Your State. Retaliation: Workers\' Compensation. At our site's listing of state government agencies, you can find the contact information and web links to the agency in your state which enforces workplace health and safety laws.

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Workplace Health and Safety and COVID-19

Details: Feeling at risk at work over Coronavirus and you don’t have a union to protect you? Your employer has the legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, and a contract if you have a union.

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Wellness Programs in the Workplace

Details: Wellness programs can differ from employer to employer, but generally they consist of some kind of incentive designed to increase the physical and mental health of employees. This can be accomplished through cash rewards, gym membership discounts, preventive health screenings and other measures. The goal behind wellness programs is to promote

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Infectious Diseases and the Workplace

Details: What can employers do when there is an identified health risk or pandemic in the news, like swine flu, Ebola, or measles? It is important for workers and employers alike to know what employment actions are lawful in the face of serious illnesses, and how individuals and companies can protect themselves when infectious diseases are going around.

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Views on the News

Details: The number of Americans without health insurance increased more than 5 percent just in the last year. And strikes by workers in Los Angeles and elsewhere showed that health coverage is the flashpoint of labor discord.

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Smoking and the Workplace

Details: With health insurance costs raising dramatically in recent years, especially for smokers, many employers have started charging smokers higher premiums. Employers hope that increased premiums to smokers will encourage them to quit smoking, saving money and future health problems. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which

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New Jersey Domestic Violence Leave Bill Receives Final

Details: Home; Blog; New Jersey Domestic Violence Leave Bill Receives Final Legislative Approval

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Disability Leave

Details: A serious health condition under the FMLA is an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves incapacity or treatment. The incapacity or treatment must require absence of more than three calendar days from work and involves continuing treatment from …

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Health Benefits/COBRA

Details: A health plan helps employees and their families tend to their essential medical needs. However employees and their families could lose this benefit without temporary group health coverage, Generally, employees who lose their jobs voluntarily or involuntarily or have a reduction in the hours worked have a right to temporarily extend their health insurance coverage.

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Workplace Fairness Has 10 Answers to the Most Frequently

Details: For Immediate Release. Learn the Facts about Your Rights on Workplace Injuries/Health & SafetyWorkplace Fairness Has 10 Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions about Workplace Injuries/Health & Safety. WASHINGTON, D.C.(March 4, 2015) If you are worried about your safety or you have been injured at work,Workplacefairness.org has 10 topical …

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State and Local Paid Sick Leave Laws

Details: The Fair Wages and Health Families Act mandates that full-time, part-time, and seasonal employees be granted paid sick leave. Workers will earn one hour of leave for every 30 hours worked. Employers with 15 or fewer employees must provide 24 hours of paid sick leave each year. Those with more than 15 employees must provide 40 hours each year.

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Workplace Health and Safety

Details: The Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Administration (AKOSH) includes all the federal protections, as well as additional protections for the following three types of work: 1) petroleum refining, 2) drilling productions sites, and 3) long shoring. AKOSH applies to all Alaska state employers and private employers within the state of Alaska.

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Workers Rights During Public Health Emergencies

Details: Similarly, when there is a public health emergency, it is important for employers to be aware of employment & labor laws that may impact their employees in these situations. Read below for answers to employment questions on state and federal law regarding public health emergencies, insurance, quarantine, leave, and more.

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Understanding Required Vaccinations at Work

Details: Such vaccination and testing requirements have sparked concerns about individual liberties and present legal issues currently being addressed by the courts. When faced with novel public health legislation, as well as CDC and other guidance changing frequently, it can be particularly difficult for employees to understand their rights.

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Learn the Facts about Your Rights on Workplace Injuries

Details: Our section on Workplace Health and Safety Protections provides answers to your health and safety questions on a state and federal level. It provides a map of the states covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act along with answers to other questions raised about OSHA. And it provides an abundance of information on filing a complaint.

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Filing a Whistleblower or Retaliation Claim

Details: Occupational Safety and Health: Several activities concerning occupational safety and health are protected: An employee may not be discharged (or discriminated against) in retaliation for filing a complaint, instituting a proceeding, testifying at a proceeding, or exercising a right concerning occupational safety and health.

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Deductions From Pay

Details: Deductions not required by law (e.g., union dues, health and life insurance, and charitable contributions) are not subtracted from gross earnings when the amount of disposable earnings for garnishment purposes is calculated.

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Filing a Whistleblower or Retaliation Claim

Details: Occupational Safety and Health: An employee may file a complaint with the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH). The complaint must be filed within 60 days of the retaliatory action. The DLI will then investigate your claim and may pursue legal action on your behalf.

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Filing a Whistleblower or Retaliation Claim

Details: Health Care Whistleblowers - Reporting Improper Quality of Patient Care: Health care employees receive similar protections to the "general whistleblower protection - danger to public health or safety" above. A health care employee may not be discharged (or discriminated against) in …

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Filing a Whistleblower or Retaliation Claim

Details: Occupational Safety and Health: An employee may not be discharged (or discriminated against) for filing a complaint, instituting a proceeding, testifying in a proceeding, or exercising a right under Arizona's occupational safety and health laws. Ariz.

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Age Discrimination

Details: In the recent discrimination case, General Dynamics Land Systems, Inc v. Cline, No. 02-1080, 540 U.S. (2004) the company and its union negotiated a collective bargaining agreement that offered retirees health benefits only to those employees who were at least 50 years of age at the time of the agreement.

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Filing a Whistleblower or Retaliation Claim

Details: Reporting situations in which the quality of health care services provided by a health care facility, organization, or health care provider violates the proper standard of care (as established by federal or state law, or a professional standard) and places the public at risk of harm. The disclosure must be made in good faith.

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Environmental Whistleblowers -- Occupational Safety and

Details: Occupational Safety & Health Administration 200 Constitution Ave NW, Rm N3647 Washington, DC 20210 Phone: 202-219-8151 Fax: 202-219-4761 Compliance Programs Fax: …

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Filing a Whistleblower or Retaliation Claim

Details: Occupational Health and Safety: An employee may file a complaint with the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training, Division of Occupational Safety. The complaint must be filed within 30 days of the retaliatory action. The Department will …

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Filing a Whistleblower or Retaliation Claim

Details: Occupational Safety and Health: An employee may not be discharged (or discriminated against) in retaliation for filing a complaint, instituting a proceeding, testifying in a proceeding, or exercising a right under the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA). Wash.

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Employer Policies

Details: Health & Safety Policies: Federal law, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), gives employees the right to a safe and hazard free workplace. Thus, OSHA provides the minimum guidelines for health and safety that employers must implement.

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Court Decisions Digest

Details: Summary judgment in favor of Vermont finding that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) does not preempt a Vermont statute and regulation requiring self-insured employee health plans to report to the state, in specified format, claims data and "other information relating to health care," is reversed and remanded, where

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Filing a Whistleblower or Retaliation Claim

Details: Occupational Safety and Health: An employee may file a complaint with the Vermont Occupational Safety & Health Administration (VOSHA) (a division of the Vermont Department of Labor & Industry). The complaint must be filed within 30 days of the retaliatory action. VOSHA will investigate the claim and may pursue legal action on your behalf.

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