Workers leave Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant on May 20, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.
American ambivalence about government has left the courts to play an outsized role responding to public health crises like lead poisoning, asbestos-related illnesses and now, the coronavirus pandemic.
Taking reasonable precautions such as wearing gloves can help businesses avoid civil liability.
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Some members of Congress want to grant businesses total immunity from coronavirus-related civil liability. A legal scholar explains why it’s unnecessary – and may be counterproductive.
Neil Gorsuch signs the constitutional oath after Chief Justice Roberts administered it in a private ceremony on April 10.
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With Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the high court, conservatives regain their 5-4 majority, which will likely benefit employers over workers.
A New Delhi laborer’s dirtied hands after work in a shoe factory.
Regulations are catching up with toxic chemicals we’re exposed to as products’ end users. But workers in un- or underregulated places are still at risk, even from chemicals designed to be “green.”
Blame capitalism, not capitalists.
A year has now passed since an 8-storey building in Dhaka known as Rana Plaza collapsed killing 1,134 workers in just an hour. Much of the commentary since has focused on the need for Western brands to…