Chemical Manufacturer Stepan Chemical Is Sued In Connection With Harmful, Toxic Chemical Exposure At Elwood Plant

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Jul, 2022
Will County/Elwood, October 22, 1997- Today a lawsuit was filed which charges Stepan Company, owner and operator of a chemical manufacturing plant located in Elwood, with wrongfully exposing three workers to harmful toxic chemicals. The civil action was filed on behalf of welders Larry Freeman, Timothy J. Freeman and John Harris Lautenschlager in the Circuit […]
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Drug Salespeople Sue For Back Pay In Dispute Over Overtime

By Donald W. Fohrman
13 Jul, 2022
By Dave Collins Associated Press Published December 28, 2006 HARTFORD, Conn. — Susan Schaefer LaRose quit her sales job in May after 18 years with pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co., frustrated by long workweeks that frequently encroached on weekends and vacations. And then she sued. Her lawsuit, part of a series of class-action claims […]

Immigrants are Entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits [infographic]

By Donald W. Fohrman
28 Feb, 2016
Immigration reform is one of the hottest topics around the country. Amid concerns from employers, unions, and the employees themselves, many proposals are being floated that could potentially strip rights and benefits away from the 25.7 million foreign-born laborers the Department of Labor estimates are working within the United States. This figure represents roughly 16.5% of the total labor force and many of these laborers work in service and manufacturing sectors of the economy. As such, they are exposed to a greater degree of occupational risk than the rest of the workforce.
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