Up in Smoke: Should Medical Marijuana be Allowed in California Workers’ Compensation
The use of medically prescribed marijuana has been a controversial issue in California for many years. It is interesting that the issue does not come up more often in the workers’ compensation context. It may not come up more because marijuana is still fundamentally an illegal drug.
WCAB Lacked Jurisdiction for Football Player’s Claim for Out of State Injuries
WCAB Jurisdiction—Extraterritorial Jurisdiction—WCAB held that it did not have jurisdiction over applicant’s claimed out-of-state industrial injuries under Labor Code §§ 3600.5(a) and 5305 because applicant’s contract of hire was not made in California…
Safety First: National Alliance between OSHA and International Window Cleaning Association
Through the OSHA and IWCA Alliance, the organizations will provide IWCA members and others, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers.
Industrial Accident at Fontana Plant Second in Three Months
FONTANA — State investigators say a deadly industrial accident at a concrete plant Monday is the second in three months involving a worker who lost a leg at the site.
WalMart Contracted Warehouse Workers Ahead of Black Friday
Workers at a Walmart-contracted warehouse in Southern California went on strike Wednesday to demand better conditions at their facility, according to Warehouse Workers United, a union-backed group representing the employees.