Forced Arbitration Banned Paving the Way for Safer Workplaces

When an 87-year-old former nun with memory loss was sexually assaulted in her nursing home, her nieces tried to bring a lawsuit against the facility, but they had no right to sue. Why? A forced arbitration clause in the company's contract legally barred any resident from bringing a civil suit for any reason and at any time in the future.  Legal advocates estimate that as many as 90 percent of large nursing-home chains in the U.S. now include arbitration agreements in their admissions contracts. And because of this, our most vulnerable citizens are at risk for neglect, assault, and abuse wi
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“Dirty Dozen” List Reveals the Most Dangerous Companies to Work For

In 2020, an American worker was killed every 111 minutes and most of the workplace hazards were totally preventable. The worst part? Some companies are repeat violators with a track record of jeopardizing the safety of their employees. Under federal law, every employee has the right to a safe work environment. But there are companies out there that disregard regulations meant to protect their employees and, in some cases, punish those who ask for more robust safety measures.  The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health recently released its “Dirty Dozen:” 12 companies that
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