More than 100 firefighters and civilians were possibly exposed to asbestos in Austin, Texas. The potential exposure came while fighting a 3-alarm fire in a city-owned abandoned warehouse. Through a survey contracted by the Building Services … [Continue reading] about Over 100 Firefighters Possibly Exposed to Asbestos
Can employers require workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19? It is not simply a Yes or No answer. As of last Friday, the percentage of fully vaccinated US citizens stood at 39.6%, a stark contrast to the 5% of the worldwide population that are … [Continue reading] about Can Employers Require Workers to Get Vaccinated against Covid-19?
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is officially withdrawing the prior administration's independent contractor rule, which would have made it easier for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. New Rule to … [Continue reading] about Independent Contractor Status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (Update)
Earth Day began on April 22nd, 1970 in the United States. Since then it has occurred annually for 50 years. It is now observed by a billion people in 192 countries. Each Earth Day adopts a theme; this year it is Restore Our Earth. But what do we do … [Continue reading] about Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth
Republished from Texas Watch www.texaswatch.org Year after year, Texas has the highest number of large truck wrecks in the nation. From 2016 to 2019, the number of truck crashes in our state increased by almost 30%. To protect the lives … [Continue reading] about #TRUCKING DANGER: SAY NO TO HB19 & SB17!