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Hot summer weather can lead to heat stroke for employees working outdoors

It’s getting hot outside!

Every year, dozens of workers die and thousands more become ill while working in extreme heat or humid conditions according to OSHA. 189 more words

West Virginia Safer Workplace Act

Effective July 7,2017, employers in West Virginia will have significantly expanded rights to implement mandatory drug testing policies for applicants and employees. Under current law, West Virginia employers are not permitted to require drug testing as a condition of hiring or of continued employment except under very limited circumstances. 347 more words

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Breaking News: Supreme Court Nixes Workers' Compensation Impairment Rating Evaluations

by Karl Voigt

At 11:00 AM today, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court published its long-awaited opinion regarding the constitutionality of Pennsylvania worker’s compensation Impairment Rating Evaluations (IREs). 98 more words

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Elon Musks' Leadership in the Field of Workers' Compensation: Are You Listening PA CEOs?

By Karl Voigt

By now our readers may have heard of the Tesla factory’s reputation for work injuries. Nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group,  made headlines earlier this year when it reported that the injury rate at Tesla’s Fremont, California, plant was 31% higher than the industry average in 2014 and 2015.  375 more words

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Ohio Legislature considers denying Workers' Comp to some workers

The Ohio Legislature is considering a bill that would exclude some workers from Workers’ Compensation protection.

The Ohio House of Representatives in May passed a budget bill–HB 27– for the state agency that oversees the state’s Workers’ Compensation program. 570 more words

HR Tip: Post-offer medical examination "textbook case" of ADA

In EEOC v. M.G.H. Family Health Center, a federal district court in Michigan ruled that the health center violated the ADA when it fired a recently hired community outreach coordinator over fears that her migraines or other impairments might interfere with her job performance. 313 more words

Pennsylvania House Bill 18 Takes Aim at Workers' Compensation Medications

by Karl Voigt

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday,  June 20 will likely be voting on its House Bill 18, which seeks to further control medications taken by Workers’ Compensation claimants. 319 more words