18 plaintiffs will receive a $325,000 settlement from Citigroup Inc. after months of litigation alleging the employer inappropriately classified a number of its information technology workers as contractors in order to avoid paying overtime wages.
Volkswagen will plead guilty for criminal misconduct linked to rigging U.S. diesel emissions tests, admitting that 40 employees at both its Volkswagen and Audi brands deleted documents related to the testing and nearly 11 million vehicles around the world could have defeat device software installed designed to circumvent testing.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created to set and enforce workplace safety standards, thus reducing on-the-job injuries and deaths. While the workforce has almost doubled in size since OSHA’s 1970 inception, the number of on-the-job deaths has dropped by over 65%, according to an OSHA 2013 white paper. Even so, OSHA is understaffed and limited in authority while there is still much work to be done. Soon, we’ll be faced with workplace safety in the time of Trump and the question presented is: will OSHA be further defanged?
Each of the options to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, currently being halfheartedly offered share one commonality - if put into place they will rob Americans of basic legal rights regarding medical malpractice offered by state and local governments.
The Takata airbag inflator saga continues as GM tells NHTSA some Takata airbag safety risks are inconsequential. As surprising as that may seem, the company asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to relieve it of any notification and remedy obligations pertaining to some passenger-side airbag inflators in its GMT900 vehicle platform. If granted, GM will not have to tell vehicle owners and lessors about the defects in these airbag inflators, much less replace them.
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