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Contractors must account for numerous aspects of employee safety

How necessary is workers' compensation insurance? In many states, it is required for businesses to have some policy in place. While some companies may feel this is a superfluous protection, only meant for clumsy workers, there are far more issues at hand.For example, employees at U.S. Steel plants in Michigan and Indiana joined in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit, claiming that time spent putting on and taking off safety equipment is time spent "changing clothes." Under the FLSA, working hours exclude "any time spent in changing clothes" ...

 

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