Topic of the Week
Health & Safety - How does the law protect you at work
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) publishes rules and enforces the Occupational Safety and Health Act (also OSHA), which protect workers from on-the-job injuries and illness.
Blog of the Week
Letter details ‘severe’ sexual harassment at AccuWeather under Trump’s pick to lead NOAA
President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ran a family company in which employees were subjected to “widespread” and “pervasive” sexual harassment, according to an investigation by the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
Thought for the Week
"Whistleblowers like those being awarded today may be the source of ‘smoking gun’ evidence and indispensable assistance that strengthens the agency’s ability to protect investors and the capital markets."
–Jane Norberg, chief of the SEC’s whistleblower office on a whistleblowing case at JP Morgan
List of the Week
from Workplace Fairness
Top Searches in Health & Safety this week:
- Smoking rights in the workplace
- Workers compensation: What to do
- Workplace health and safety protections
- Infectious diseases in the workplace
Top Five News Headlines
- Why gender pay-gap truthers are on the rise
- The Company That Sells Love to America Had a Dark Secret
- Supreme Court to rule whether civil rights law bans discrimination against LGBTQ employees
- Opinion: How women are transforming organized labor
- The labor-rights activist who helped win 2 million US caregivers higher wages warns that robots aren't the real threat to workers