PA - Hair Salon to Pay $40K Settlement for Firing Stylist
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A Pennsylvania hair salon agreed to pay $40,000 to resolve a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration after a stylist alleged she was fired because she expressed concerns about workplace safety.
Blown Away Dry Bar and Salon, based in Kennett Square, retaliated against the employee after her husband reported work...
CA - Contractor Fined $65K After Fatal Crane Accident
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A joint venture formed between two contractors faces $65,300 in penalties for multiple serious safety violations after a worker was fatally struck by a steel beam last August while working on a light rail tunnel project in San Francisco, the California Occupational Health and Safety Division said Wednesday.
Shimmick Construction Co. Inc., of ...
NATL. - Arch Capital Appoints SVP/Chief Risk Officer
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Arch Capital Group announced Wednesday the appointment of Janice Englesbe as senior vice president and chief risk officer, effective Monday.
Englesbe will be based in Arch’s Bermuda office and report to Francois Morin, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Englesbe will be responsible for Arch’s risk managemen...
FL - New Orlando Football Team Must Practice in Georgia to Get WC Coverage
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Florida does not consider professional athletes to be employees, so the players aren't covered by workers' compensation.
That means the Orlando Apollos, the pro football team for the upstart Alliance of American Football league, will have to hold most of its practices just over the state line in Georgia. The situation means a lot of bu...
NH - Attorneys to Mediate to Get Opioid Alternatives Covered
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New Hampshire's Department of Labor is launching a mediation program using volunteer attorneys to try to move injured workers off opioid pain medications.
The program, modeled on one begun in Massachusetts in 2017, would have the mediators work with employees and insurers to cover alternatives to addictive opiate-based drugs, according to...