News Digest 6-10-2021


Flash: Standards Board: More New COVID Rules?

The COVID regulatory saga takes another twist, as Cal/OSHA’s rulemaking body calls a special June 9th meeting to discuss more potential changes to the controversial regulation. Workers’ Comp Executive


New York state legislature passes construction wage theft bill

The New York State Senate and State Assembly has passed legislation that could shift liability to general contractors for wage theft cases on private construction projects. If signed by the governor, New York would become the sixth state, in addition to Washington, D.C., to adopt this type of protective wage theft for construction workers. Construction Dive


How restaurant owners and managers can reduce workers’ comp liability around the vaccine

Owners and employers in the restaurant that choose to require a vaccine should understand how their approach could impact their workers’ comp insurance liability, writes Dax Craig, of Pie Insurance. Modern Restaurant Management


Wisconsin first responder PTSD bill left out volunteers, some EMS employees

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers signed a bill allowing first responders to file for workers’ compensation to seek treatment for mental injuries they suffer on the job, namely post-traumatic stress disorder. However, those that are not full-time firefighters or police officers, including EMS employees not attached to a full-time fire department as well as volunteer firefighters, were not included in the final piece of legislation that was signed into law. WTMJ (Milwaukee)


As offices consider hybrid work, can warehouses operate remotely too?

Although discussions of remote work typically focus on office work, some warehouse operations are becoming remote too. Driven by the proliferation of RFID tags and, in the future, blockchain, warehouses may not need as many people physically present in the facility. Supply Chain Dive