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OEHHA proposes regulatory provisions on Labor Code listing mechanism
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2014

California EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed adding a regulation to Title 27 of the California Code of

Eleventh Circuit refuses to recognize Nicaraguan court judgment for banana workers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Nicaragua, USA
  • April 1 2011

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court ruling finding that a $97 million judgment entered by a Nicaraguan court to compensate 150 Nicaraguan agricultural workers for injuries allegedly caused by workplace exposure to a pesticide is unenforceable under Florida law

Study links occupational BPA exposure to lower semen quality
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2010

A recent study funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health has reportedly linked workplace bisphenol A (BPA) exposure to "1 decreased sperm concentration, 2 decreased total sperm count, 3 decreased sperm vitality, and 4 decreased sperm motility

Advocacy organization report calls for protection of young agricultural workers
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 14 2010

Human Rights Watch has issued a report titled "Fields of Peril: Child Labor in US Agriculture" that describes the working conditions facing the nation's youngest field laborers and calls for changes to federal employment and environmental laws to provide them with greater protections