News Digest 6-17-2022


Star-Ledger Editorial Board: Feds should investigate Amazon over injuries

Some Amazon employees in New Jersey are demanding a federal investigation of employee injuries, saying the company is putting speed over safety, and the Star-Ledger editorial board is joining them. Star-Ledger/ [may require registration]


More than 70 Nevada industries now have heat illness protections

New protections took effect this week for Nevada employees with the highest risk to heat exposure. It’s a federal program the state has adjusted for Nevada’s desert climate and includes industries like construction, landscaping and manufacturing. Fox5Vegas


New York woman charged with $80K workers’ comp fraud

A 54-year-old Albion, New York woman was arraigned Tuesday on eight felony charges for allegedly bilking workers’ compensation out of more than $80,000, after an investigation allegedly revealed she was working as a bookkeeper and personal care aide while collecting earnings. Daily News


San Antonio Toyota auto plant employee dies after crashing into tree following 12-hour shift

A man who had just left work at San Antonio’s Toyota manufacturing plant was killed after he crashed his car into a tree on the city’s South Side, according to San Antonio police. Officials said the man could have been fatigued after finishing a 12-hour shift. MySA


5 U.S. employment laws every person entering the job market should know

Different states and cities enforce different mandates on employers. But, on a federal level, there are laws most employers must abide by. Here’s an overview of a few federal labor and employment laws new grads should know about. CNBC