NATL. - Gig Economy Not Taking Off as Predicted, Studies Show
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California lawmakers last week approved a bill that would require more workers to be classed as employees, not contractors, amid growing concern that a nationwide push toward a gig economy is depriving workers of benefits.
But national studies suggest that gig jobs, such as those held by Uber and Lyft drivers, have grown at a much slower pace than...
KY - State Approves 9% Loss Cost Decrease; Coal Still Sees an Increase
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Kentucky Insurance Commissioner Nancy Atkins has approved a 9% overall decrease in loss costs for the state, marking the 14th straight year of average rate reductions, the Department of Insurance announced.
The decrease, which mirrors a recommendation from the National Council on Compensation Insurance, is effective Oct. 1.
Atkins attributed the ...
NATL. - OSHA Cites Three for Exposing Workers to Fall Hazards
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The Occupational Safety and Health Association cited employers in Colorado, Florida and Ohio for exposing their workers to fall hazards.
Hough Roofing Inc., in Palm Bay, Florida, was fined $26,142 for failing to ensure workers used fall protection. The company also failed to train employees about the proper use of portable ladders, OSHA said.