Health complaints from the BP spill waned this fall but itchy rashes and headaches haven’t completely disappeared.
- Employee rights short takes: Supreme Court hears equal protection case, firing for Facebook posts may be illegal & more
The Supreme Court of Texas cleared the way for Dr. Neal Fisher, a Dallas physician, to collect his 9.8 million dollar verdict against an anesthesia group of which he was a shareholder and founding member. Fisher sued the group for defamation and breach of contract when it falsely accused him of alcohol and drug abuse after he raised concerns about an increasing volume of patient complaints and questionable billing practices.
Pilots strongly object to United Airlines and Continental expanding their fleet of smaller aircraft, commonly referred as regional jets. These jets are generally flown by lower-paid and less-experienced pilots.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking fines of $206,500 against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., accusing the company of willful and serious violations following an incident in which a worker suffered serious burns at its Cooper’s Findlay, Ohio, plant.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center in Des Moines, Iowa, for two alleged serious and one alleged repeat violation of federal workplace safety standards for failing to properly train workers on powered industrial truck hazards.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Mikesell Excavating Inc., an excavating contractor located in New Paris, with one alleged willful and two serious safety violations for failing to protect workers from cave-ins during trenching operations at a jobsite located in Hamilton, Ohio.