Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, which means young workers will be looking for jobs. In today’s Advisor, we hear from BLR safety editor, Emily Clark, on employers’ obligations—including a heavy reliance on training—to keep these young workers safe.
Consider these recent statistics: According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 729 Hispanic or Latino workers were killed from work-related injuries in 2011. That works out to more than 14 deaths a week, or two Latino workers killed every single day of the year, all year long. Other non-English-speaking workers are a growing […]
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has entered into an agreement with Wheeler Construction in which Wheeler will pay two employees a total of $325,000 to settle a race discrimination claim. The case may reflect the EEOC’s increased attention to race discrimination claims, which, like other discrimination claims, are rising at a rapid rate. HR […]