Walmart executives in California and across the country will soon be receiving a letter from warehouse employees complaining about the dangerous work environment at one of their warehouses.
In our previous post, we discussed ways that California employers can protect themselves from claims of willful and serious violations of safety requirements. In this post, we will describe a case of a California company that was held criminally responsible for a worker's injury.
DOSH, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, can issue California businesses citations for violations at their place of business. Violations are classified as repeat, serious and willful misconduct, and any combination of these terms.
Regulation over what constitutes workplace safety can be confusing for employers to navigate and understand. There are specific requirements for workplace safety, but just what is included in the definition is not always clear and is constantly changing. When an employer fails, even inadvertently or unconsciously, to stay current on new legislation it can come at a great cost.
Recent workers' compensation defense posts discussed the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) release of the 2009 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. While this survey identified trends on a national level, noticeably absent was in-depth information regarding the incidence of workplace injuries and illnesses among California employees.
The previous workers' compensation defense post explored the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recent release of the 2009 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses.
In workers' compensation defense news, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the 2009 Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses last week.