An advocacy group in Brooklyn published the results of a new study that examined the difficulties faced by female day laborers in New York. The study found that 75 percent of the women who work as day laborers are the primary breadwinners for their dependents. Along with looking into their levels of remuneration and other wage and hour law issues, vulnerability related to workplace illness and injuries was also studied.
Everyone is aware of the raucous presidential campaign that consumes more and more of the media's time and energy. Another important campaign is underway, however, garnering much less attention.
Forklift accidents have caused many fatalities nationwide, including in the state of New York. A recent workplace accident was reported to be the third forklift-related death on Long Island in 2016. Sadly, many of the lives lost in on-the-job accidents could have been prevented by compliance with federal safety regulations.