Attorney John Gaguine reviews a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that was initially heard in California Federal District Court and then the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It concerned whether an employer could refuse to hire a specific if it was determined that his employment would severely affect his health.Related Link: Chevrom U.S.A. INC. v. Ecahzabal
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.
- Gone are the days of throwing explosives from the air. AELP's avalanche crews trigger slides using a Daisybell, dangling about 150 feet from a helicopter. This is a cheaper -- and safer -- solution.