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Posted by: Caitlin Shields on Apr 22, 2021

Teen workers have workplace rights but are not always aware of them. To gather ideas on how best to share information with teens about their rights and workplace protections, the U.S. Department of Labor is hosting a national online dialogue from April 19–30.

Posted by: Caitlin Shields on Feb 22, 2021

https://www.societyfordiversity.org/Throughout the year 2020, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) remained a priority for both the human resources (HR) department, as well as research and development professionals.

Outside of the HR department, executive owners and leaders focus more on the DEI criteria, incorporate it into their business culture, and use it for vital business advantages.

Keeping in view the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, its training should be considered an integral part of every organization. Diversity and inclusion training drives growth and innovation.

Diversity and inclusion are also important factors that job seekers usually consider before accepting any job. 

Though this criterion is important for most job seekers, it holds more value and importance for the people who fall into a minority group.

According to a survey, 72% of women (vs. 62% of men), 89% of African Americans, 80% of Asians, and 70% of Latinos ranked workforce diversity as an important factor while searching for any job. 

Posted by: Robert Wisniewski on Feb 18, 2021

It should come as no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic decrease in unemployment rates in Arizona and the rest of the country.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, over 600,000 Arizonans have filed for unemployment thus far. That amounts to roughly 17 percent of the total state workforce.

What may be more of a surprise is that with higher unemployment comes a lower rate of workers’ compensation claims. This finding is based on data from multiple studies.

Posted by: Benjamin Gerber & Thomas Holder on Jan 21, 2021

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally altered the way we live and work, the U.S. workforce was increasing the number of workers who did their jobs from their own homes. But when COVID-19 hit, the rate of telecommuting grew exponentially out of necessity.

Posted by: Robert Wisniewski on Sep 16, 2020

As it pertains to workers’ compensation laws, recognized Native American tribes are immune from having to comply with state workers’ compensation regulations. That said, the recognized tribes traditionally have taken 1 of 3 approaches to workers’ compensation.

Posted by: Benjamin Gerber & Thomas Holder on Sep 4, 2020

Months have passed since the first outbreak of COVID-19 and frontline workers (grocery store clerks, nurses, doctors, EMTs, etc.) are still fighting for protective gear and compensation from their employers if they contract this dangerous disease while on the job.

Posted by: Robert Wisniewski on Jun 24, 2020

Learn the connections between chronic pain, opioid painkillers and workers' comp professionals. See ways workers' comp professionals can be part of the solution. 

Posted by: Benjamin Gerber & Thomas Holder on Jun 17, 2020

Is COVID-19 considered a work-related disease? Can I get coverage? Learn about the issues and challenges of obtaining workers’ compensation.

Posted by: Benjamin Gerber & Chris Gifford on Apr 28, 2020

The emergence of the COVID-19 virus has impacted almost every aspect of our daily life, including the functioning of workers’ compensation claims.

Navigating a workers’ compensation claim is difficult enough during normal times. This already trying process has been made even more confusing, frustrating and scary during the current pandemic.

One of the biggest dilemmas currently facing injured workers’ is what to do if their employer (or their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier) is trying to compel them to return to their job through the utilization of the WC-240 process.

Posted by: Paul Sighinolfi on Mar 29, 2020

Starting April 1, 2020, Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Asides (WCMSAs) that are submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will need to include a new Consent to Release form. This means the settling claimant must now sign off that they understand the WCMSA process and approve the contents of the submission.


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