Is The Nailed! Blog "Nailing" Companies Before A Fair Investigation?


Washington's Dept of Labor and Industries has a blog to "nail" violators of workers compensation, licensing and prevailing wage laws (amongst others). But is it making premature conclusions about violations that could tarnish their investigations?

The blog - called "Nailed" - posted about a recent accident that claimed the life of a Burien, WA man. The man worked for a tow truck company, but was classified as an independent contractor. The company did not provide standard death benefits because of this classification.

The Nailed blog questions whether the independent contractor classification was correct, stating it will be opening an investigation to see whether the deceased should have been labeled an "employee."

The problem is that the blog seems to have already made a conclusion about the incident, before its investigation. And since L&I is required to conduct a fair investigate, one wonders whether they can with such bias.

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