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Landmark Day for Civil and Workers’ Rights
Landmark Day for Civil and Workers’ Rightsby Brayton Purcell LLP | May 28, 2015 | Workers' Rights | New rules and regulations proposed by the Department of Labor and other federal procurement agencies yesterday will seriously benefit and protect workers....
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Prison Officers Face Deadly Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos exposure and the deadly lung cancer mesothelioma continue to be a world-wide danger. It seems like every few days, a news reports adds a new occupation to the exposure at-risk list. Due to recent events at a New Zealand...
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Boiler Room Workers and Asbestos Exposure
As more is learned about mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, the list of at-risk occupations and dangerous products seems to grow exponentially. Whether the concern is centered on hazardous careers, consumer products or construction materials, the danger of deadly consequences is...
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What Should You Do if There Is a Problem at an Asbestos Worksite?
Asbestos is still all around us. It lingers in most structures that were built before 1978. It is still used in some applications, even though many uses of the mineral have been banned. It continues to sicken people every year,...
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Nursing Homes Putting Employees and Residents at Risk of COVID-19
Employees of a Rhode Island nursing home were told that a flu shot would protect them from the coronavirus where at least 60 residents were diagnosed and one died of the virus. In Ohio, a sick employee was told to...
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Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program
In July 2001, Congress passed the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) to provide compensation to workers and their survivors who have developed certain illnesses as a result of exposure to radioactive and toxic substances. EEOICPA claims can...
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Legislation Headed to Congress to Help COVID-19 Victims Against Credit Lenders
Many Americans have filed for unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many who are still working are also having difficulty making ends meet. Predatory lenders are using this time to take advantage of those seeking financial assistance. Americans with mortgages, car...
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Can You Accidentally Expose Your Family to Asbestos after Work?
If you work at a location that exposes you to asbestos, you are likely familiar with the risks to your own health. You may even have experienced some negative consequences. While this might be a danger you are willing to...
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How Can Construction Workers Fight Asbestos Exposure?
For a long time, people thought of asbestos as a miracle fiber. It was tough and naturally heat resistant. Manufacturers used it as insulation and even as a fire retardant. It was in ceiling tiles, floor tiles, siding, and everywhere....
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Oregon State Worker Alleges He Was Fired for Reporting Asbestos
On February 20, 54-year-old John Neves, an Oregon state employee, filed a lawsuit in state court alleging that he had been unknowingly exposed to asbestos for 18 months in the workplace when he remodeled residential buildings at a historic youth...
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