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June 27, 8:42 p.m.In directing staffers at the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security to draft a rule increasing the number of guest-worker visas, senior political officials specifically highlighted businesses in Maine and Alaska, home to senators who hold crucial health care votes.
May 5, 8 a.m.Case Farms’ history shows how many sectors like meatpacking depend on immigrants and refugees. Now business leaders fear President Trump’s policies will create a labor shortage.
May 1, 5 a.m.One of the most dangerous companies in the U.S. took advantage of immigrant workers. Then, when they got hurt or fought back, it used America’s laws against them.
May 1, 5 a.m.Una de las empresas más peligrosas en los Estados Unidos se aprovechó de trabajadores inmigrantes. Después, cuando se hicieron daño o se resistieron, la empresa utilizó las leyes americanas contra ellos.
May 1, 4:59 a.m.Ensayo Fotográfico: Conociendo los orígenes de la mano de obra de Case Farms
May 1, 4:59 a.m.One of the most dangerous companies in the U.S. took advantage of immigrant workers. Then, when they got hurt or fought back, it used America’s laws against them.
Jan. 25, 9 a.m.Even as the economy has improved, workers nationwide struggle to find traditional, full-time jobs. Illinois’ would increase safety protections for temp workers and track how many moved into permanent jobs.
Oct. 5, 2016, 6:01 a.m.A new Department of Labor report says cuts to state workers’ comp systems have left injured workers with inadequate benefits and raises the specter of federal oversight. The findings echo those of a ProPublica and NPR investigation last year.
Sep. 13, 2016, 4:45 p.m.A national campaign led by Walmart, Lowe’s and other big companies to let employers opt out of workers’ comp insurance was dealt a blow after the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled such plans unconstitutional.
May 10, 2016, 5:04 p.m.A state appeals court said the NYPD doesn’t have to tell the public about how it has used X-ray vans to detect explosives or how much they cost. But it does have to tell them about radiation risks.
Feb. 29, 2016, 6:03 p.m.An Oklahoma commission ruled that a state law allowing companies to “opt out” of workers’ comp and write their own plans was unconstitutional while similar bills in other states lose steam.
Feb. 24, 2016, 12:32 p.m.Federal air marshals were arrested nearly 150 times between late 2002 and early 2012. Why did it take the Transportation Security Administration seven and a half years to release the data?
Dec. 29, 2015, 9 a.m.Hummer limos, go-go dancers, a live alligator and glowing aliens in spandex at the national workers’ comp and disability expo. Journey into the little-known workers’ comp industrial complex.
Dec. 11, 2015, 11:06 a.m.Over the past 25 years, the giant meatpacking company has taken a lead in pushing for changes in workers’ comp in state after state — often to the detriment of workers.
Nov. 25, 2015, 12:54 p.m.In response to a ProPublica and NPR investigation, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators said it will look into an effort by some of the biggest names in corporate America to opt out of workers’ comp.
Oct. 21, 2015, 5 a.m.In response to a ProPublica and NPR investigation, members of Congress are urging the labor secretary to come up with a plan to protect injured workers and taxpayers.
Oct. 14, 2015, 5 a.m.One Texas lawyer is helping companies opt out of workers’ compensation and write their own rules. What does it mean for injured workers?
Oct. 14, 2015, 5 a.m.Benefits for the same body part can differ dramatically depending on which company you work for.
May 6, 2015, 4:02 p.m.In an eight-hour hearing, Democratic lawmakers challenge governor's proposals to change state's workers' compensation law.
April 29, 2015, 5:13 p.m.A bill that passed a state Senate committee today would address a problem highlighted in a ProPublica and NPR investigation of problems with new workers' compensation laws.
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