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Month: May 2016

We fight for victims’ full and fair recovery in employment law, harassment, sexual abuse and personal injury cases.

The Tragic Result when Companies Cut Corners

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (or “OSHA”) was formed to enforce minimum safety standards in the workplace. It promulgates rules that employers must obey or face fines. These rules are important especially in dangerous industries, like construction. They protect

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Dept. of Labor busts another company for discrimination

Federal contractors are held to higher standards than most private sector companies. They must pay higher wages, provide more worker protections and are under greater civil rights protections. This is the lesson that Gordon Food Service Inc. is learning as

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Safety tips for working in trenches

Workers that excavate and enter trenches risk death or serious injury every day. It may not seem like a lot but one cubic yard of dirt can easily weigh more than 3,000 pounds. This can easily crush or suffocate a

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The three types of religious discrimination

The Constitution and the Amendments lay out the various rights that people have as citizens of the United States. One of those rights is the freedom to exercise their own religion. This means that neither the states nor the federal government

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The Department of Labor issued a new overtime rule

Typically, you go to work, clock in and earn your paycheck. But what happens if your employer needs to keep you late? In those situations, you are entitled to overtime. Generally, overtime kicks in if you work more than 40

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Fatigue is one of the biggest causes of truck accidents

Long-haul truck drivers spend a lot of time on the roadways in the country, including those in Missouri. Most truck drivers only make money when they deliver their loads on time, and this can cause some drivers to push themselves beyond reasonable

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Motorcyclists face injuries more serious than road rash

Motorcycles have just as much right to be on Missouri’s roadways as other passenger vehicles. The problem is that their riders are much more vulnerable to injury than those in enclosed vehicles are if an accident occurs. Motorcyclists often face

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Disability versus workers' compensation

When a worker is injured on the job, there are several different types of financial support that may assist them. You can access disability benefits, Social Security disability insurance and workers’ compensation. Each of these programs carries different requirements and

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