Just how small is 1/2 of a percentage point?
Surgeon General Steven Galson issues statement on asbestos, reiterating that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure.
On September 1, 2009, the Court of Appeals ('COA') published another batch of opinions, several involving workers' compensation claims. Among them is Nale v. Ethan Allen, in which the COA reversed the Industrial Commission's determination that the worker's left knee injury was caused by the admittedly work-related injury to her right knee.
While there are laws in place to protect workers from violations of pay and injury in the workplace, a report by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) demonstrates that Latinos suffer the highest inequities.
The combination of asbestos exposure and cigarette smoking greatly increases a person's risk of developing lung cancer.
Low-wage workers are routinely denied proper overtime pay and are often paid less than the minimum wage.
The North Carolina Rate Bureau has requested a reduction in rates for workers' compensation insurance. If granted, the reduction could save North Carolina businesses over $119 million.