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  • 12-Apr-21

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  • 06-Apr-21

    Want a Discount on Your 2022 Dues?

    Want a Discount on Your 2022 Dues?
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  • 15-Mar-21

    Your March 2021 Newsletter

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Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

Working Immigrants

  • 21-Apr-21

    Differences between sending and host immigration countries

    Differences between sending and host immigration countries
    One way to look at international migration is to compare incomes between a host country, such as the U.S. and Germany, to the major source of immigrants, such as Mexico and Poland. In the table below, I show five host countries (U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and Germany) with their leading source countries. For the U.S. I include another source country, El Salvador. The table shows the host countr
  • 18-Apr-21

    How much of a country’s population is foreign-born?

    How much of a country’s population is foreign-born?
    How much of a country’s population is foreign-born? Not on the list is Japan, at 2% , China at 0.1%, Russia at 8% (likely almost all from former Soviet Union countries), and Germany at 16%. Key to tabA Three Gulf States (ave.)B Saudi ArabiaC AustraliaD SwitzerlandE IsrealF CanadaG SwedenH United KingdomI United StatesJ Italy For data, go here and here. The post How much of a country’s population i
  • 15-Apr-21

    Total Immigration flat, unauthorized population down

    Total Immigration flat, unauthorized population down
    The total foreign-born population in the U.S. was 40 million. In 2019 it was 45 million. After 2015 the total number stopped growing. How did that happen? Not due to a decline in legal in-migration into the country (which went up), but due to an absolute decline in unauthorized persons. And there appears to have been an increase in the number of legal immigrants who left the country. (These estima

U.S Department of Labor

  • 21-Jun-19

    Celebrating Equality and Inclusion for Americans with Disabilities

    Celebrating Equality and Inclusion for Americans with Disabilities
    Celebrating Equality and Inclusion for Americans with Disabilities Erin Thompson, an administrative assistant who has Down Syndrome, works five days a week handing a variety of tasks. Twenty years ago – on June 22, 1999 – America ushered in a new era of equality and inclusion for people with disabilities. With the ruling in Olmstead v. L.C., the Supreme Court declared that people with disabilit
  • 05-Jun-19

    DOL’s Women’s Bureau: 99 Years of Creating Opportunity

    DOL’s Women’s Bureau: 99 Years of Creating Opportunity
    DOL’s Women’s Bureau: 99 Years of Creating Opportunity Mary Anderson, the first director of the Women’s Bureau, stands with U.S. Secretary of Labor James Davis at the White House in 1923. (Source: Library of Congress) Today marks the 99th anniversary of the creation of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau. Established just two months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the
  • 10-May-19

    Fall Prevention: Safety Is a Full-Time Job

    Fall Prevention: Safety Is a Full-Time Job
    Fall Prevention: Safety Is a Full-Time Job Last week, I was joined by the Manhattan Construction Co. and more than 1,600 workers, employers, and other stakeholders at the site of the new Texas Rangers’ stadium in Arlington, Texas, to kick off the sixth annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls. Throughout last week, employers hosted more than 1,800 events in all 50 states, educating wo

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 31-May-19

    Getting Ready for Conference on Regulation as Social Justice

    Getting Ready for Conference on Regulation as Social Justice
    On Wednesday, June 5, CPR is hosting a first-of-its-kind conference on Regulation as Social Justice: Empowering People Through Public Protections, which will bring together a diverse group of several dozen advocates working to advance social justice to serve as a wellspring for the development of a progressive vision for the future of U.S. regulatory policy. Much of the day's proceedings will be d
  • 28-May-19

    Trump EPA Hiding Hundreds of Deaths in Plain View

    Trump EPA Hiding Hundreds of Deaths in Plain View
    According to press reports, EPA is preparing to ignore possible deaths caused by concentrations of pollutants occurring below the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This is a key issue in a lot of decisions about pollution reduction.
  • 22-May-19

    Achieving an 80 Percent Emissions Cut by 2050

    Achieving an 80 Percent Emissions Cut by 2050
    To do its part in keeping climate change to tolerable levels, the United States needs to cut its carbon emissions at least 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. That's not just a matter of decarbonizing the electricity sector; it means changes in everything from aviation to steel manufacture, and reducing not only CO2 but also other pollutants like HFCs and black carbon.

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 22-May-19

    Voices from the IWJ Network

    Voices from the IWJ Network
    _ The Dignity of Work:  A Christian Perspective By Rev. Dr. Ken Brooker LangstonDirector of Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN)IWJ Board of Directors Member Like other faith traditions, Christianity strongly affirms the value of work and the dignity of the worker. This affirmation can be found in the Bible, in the social teachings of the churches, and in Christian liturgical praxis (the
  • 26-Apr-19

    Workers Memorial Day and May Day 2019

    Workers Memorial Day and May Day 2019
    Workers Memorial Day Events April 26, Iowa City, IACenter for Worker Justice of Eastern IowaIowa City Workers Memorial Day, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm April 28, San Diego, CA Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego County Workers Memorial Day Service, 4-5 pm April 28, New Brunswick, NJNew LaborWorkers' Memorial Day March & Rally, 1-3 pm April 28, Brooklyn, NYWorkers Justice ProjectWorke
  • 12-Apr-19

    Wage Theft: The Need for Robust Wage and Hour Enforcement

    Wage Theft: The Need for Robust Wage and Hour Enforcement
    By Alejandra Gramajo (IWJ work-study student)  As wage theft continues to hinder the lives of workers, the House Appropriations Committee has acknowledged new solutions are necessary in their most recent hearing on wage theft this past Tuesday. In Chicago alone, a survey of workers in low wage jobs found that 67 percent of individuals who worked more than 40 hours a week, were not paid overti

Affinity Partner Blogs

Enjuris

  • 16-Apr-21

    Lane Splitting Will Soon Be Legal for Motorcyclists in Montana

    Lane Splitting Will Soon Be Legal for Motorcyclists in Montana
    Montana recently became the 3rd state to allow motorcycle lane splitting. Find out what lane splitting is, why it’s controversial, and when the new law requires. The post Lane Splitting Will Soon Be Legal for Motorcyclists in Montana appeared first on Enjuris Blog | Find Answers and Share Your Accident's Story.
  • 16-Apr-21

    King Soopers Shooting: Can Employees Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

    King Soopers Shooting: Can Employees Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
    On March 22, 2021, a 21-year-old gunman walked into a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, and killed 10 people.  According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, […] The post King Soopers Shooting: Can Employees Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits? appeared first on Enjuris Blog | Find Answers and Share Your Accident's Story.
  • 01-Apr-21

    Was Your Baby’s Crib Recalled or Issued a Safety Warning?

    Was Your Baby’s Crib Recalled or Issued a Safety Warning?
    What leads to a baby crib recall? It’s when there’s a defect that results in unsafe equipment. Usually, this is only discovered after a baby has been injured. The post Was Your Baby’s Crib Recalled or Issued a Safety Warning? appeared first on Enjuris Blog | Find Answers and Share Your Accident's Story.

Ametros

  • 06-Apr-21

    Determining Medicare Covered Items & Services for Your Medicare Set Aside

    Determining Medicare Covered Items & Services for Your Medicare Set Aside
    Pursuant to the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) provisions, following certain types of settlements which resolve medicals, Medicare may not pay for medical expenses related to your workers' compensation injury. When settling a workers’ compensation claim that resolves future medicals, all parties in a workers’ compensation case must ensure Medicare’s interests are considered. This is achieved... Th
  • 23-Mar-21

    Michael Crowe Joins Ametros as Chief Development Officer

    Michael Crowe Joins Ametros as Chief Development Officer
    Wilmington, Mass. (March 23, 2021) — Ametros, the leader in future medical fund management and professional administration, has added Michael Crowe to its team as Chief Development Officer. Crowe will be focused on product and strategic sales development, building new customer relationships while expanding existing programs. An entrepreneur with deep insurance and technology experience, Crowe... T
  • 18-Mar-21

    Medicare is a Secondary Payer: Lessons Learned from Medicare Set-Aside Accounts in Workers’ Compensation and How They Might Apply to Liability Settlements

    Medicare is a Secondary Payer: Lessons Learned from Medicare Set-Aside Accounts in Workers’ Compensation and How They Might Apply to Liability Settlements
    It is the summer of 2001 and the workers’ compensation world is reasonably quiet. In most jurisdictions, the 1980s and 1990s were hotbeds of legislative change. The workers’ compensation community struggled to adapt to the significant changes many legislatures made to benefit structures following the work of the National Commission on State Workmens’ Compensation Laws.... The post Medicare is a Se

MASSIVE

  • 25-Mar-21

    New York Plaintiff’s Private Lien Reduced by Over $54,000

    New York Plaintiff’s Private Lien Reduced by Over $54,000
    MASSIVE significantly reduced a United Healthcare lien for a medical malpractice case involving a failed cancer diagnosis.  Many of the charges that the lienholder was attempting to collect were from after the settlement date. The law firm had difficulty communicating with the lienholder and hired MASSIVE to get the job done.   Our skilled expert lien resolution attorneys carefully laid out the fa
  • 22-Mar-21

    TOMORROW: Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance for Beneficiaries Conference with Ryan Weiner!

    TOMORROW: Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance for Beneficiaries Conference with Ryan Weiner!
    Last chance to register for the Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance for Beneficiaries Conference featuring MASSIVE’s COO, Ryan Weiner!  Ryan will be discussing the effects of Conditional Payment Resolution and will be welcoming questions for all attendees. With years of experience in liability, no-fault, and workers’ compensation conditional payments, it is guaranteed to be an educational event fo
  • 18-Mar-21

    Don’t Miss Ryan Weiner Tomorrow at the 2021 WILG SE Regional Conference!

    Don’t Miss Ryan Weiner Tomorrow at the 2021 WILG SE Regional Conference!
    Please join MASSIVE’s Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Weiner, tomorrow at the 2021 WILG Spring Conference.  If you haven’t registered yet, do so here to join Ryan tomorrow at 8:30am CT as he takes a look at the complex process of Medicare Set-Asides and the ways to uncover hidden settlement dollars!  The post Don’t Miss Ryan Weiner Tomorrow at the 2021 WILG SE Regional Conference! appeared first on

Member Blogs

JOHNSON & GRONINGER PLLC

  • 09-Apr-21

    TOP 10 TIPS FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS IN NORTH CAROLINA

    TOP 10 TIPS FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS IN NORTH CAROLINA
    Tip #1 – Report injuries at work in writing as soon as possible The first and most important lesson when handling workers’ compensation claims is to report injuries at work when they happen. If you don’t report it immediately, report it as soon as you can, and definitely within 30 days. The sooner an accident […] The post TOP 10 TIPS FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIMS IN NOR
  • 11-Mar-21

    Can I be Fired if I am Injured on the Job?

    Can I be Fired if I am Injured on the Job?
    William called with a painful situation: he was injured on the job. He fell at work and hurt his back, and his employer fired him once the doctor said he would need surgery. William had no money coming in and now he couldn’t work at all. He wanted answers right away. If you are injured […] The post Can I be Fired if I am Injured on the Job? appeared first on Johnson & Groninger PLLC.
  • 23-Oct-20

    Johnson & Groninger Reports Another Client Win

    Johnson & Groninger Reports Another Client Win
    William Smith is a long-time employee of a paper mill in Roanoke Rapids, NC.  His job required him to knock hard deposits off of a hot furnace with a long rod. The steel rod often hit the side of the furnace door.  The blows from the rod sent shock waves up Mr. Smith’s arm.  After […] The post Johnson & Groninger Reports Another Client Win appeared first on Johnson & Groninger PLLC.

The Nomberg Law Firm

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 19-Sep-19

    Philadelphia attorney offers best ideas to prevent forklift accidents

    Philadelphia attorney offers best ideas to prevent forklift accidents
    You see them in every warehouse or factory. More than 1 million forklifts are used in workplaces across the United States. While they are essential for efficiency, they can be dangerous. According to an article in EHS Today, forklift-related citations are ranked as one of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) top 10 violations...
  • 15-Aug-19

    Philadelphia attorney cautions workers on dust-related fires and explosions

    Philadelphia attorney cautions workers on dust-related fires and explosions
    Dust production is inevitable in manufacturing plants and warehouses. When proper cleaning and dust removal procedures are in place, this is usually not a cause for concern. Unfortunately, not all employers make dust removal a priority. As a result, HVAC systems and vents can be clogged and dust can be dispersed onto floors, machinery, and...
  • 23-Jul-19

    Nobody knows how many worker deaths there have been over the last year

    Nobody knows how many worker deaths there have been over the last year
    Exact numbers of worker deaths each year in the United States remain elusive because no government agency comprehensively tracks these fatalities, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, using details from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), recorded 5,147 fatal work injuries in 2017, down from 5,190 in 2016. OSHA covers...

Younce & Vtipil

  • 06-Mar-19

    Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., Provides Board Certified Raleigh Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

    Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., Provides Board Certified Raleigh Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
    Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., is proud to have two lawyers who are North Carolina board-certified workers’ compensation specialists. The attorneys bring a high level of professionalism and knowledge about workers’ compensation law to each case they handle. They understand that being injured and out of work can cause financial... The post Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., Provides Board Ce
  • 22-Feb-19

    OSHA’s Top Ten Violations of 2018 and How They Can Lead To Injury

    OSHA’s Top Ten Violations of 2018 and How They Can Lead To Injury
    The annual list of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA safety standard violations in U.S. workplaces features many familiar hazards and one workplace safety standard on the list for the first time. Patrick Kapust, deputy director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, told the NSC’s Safety+Health magazine that the... The post OSHA’s Top Ten Vi
  • 17-Jan-19

    Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., Announces Scholarship Contest to Help Students Attend College

    Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., Announces Scholarship Contest to Help Students Attend College
    Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., is pleased to announce a 2019 Scholarship Essay Contest to help some deserving young people in North Carolina with college expenses. Our attorneys understand the impact that education can have in changing lives and we want to help. The personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm is sponsoring an... The post Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A., Announces S

Jeff Zeelander, Esq.

  • 11-Dec-18

    OWCP Periodic Roll payment schedule for 2019 has been published

    OWCP Periodic Roll payment schedule for 2019 has been published
    OWCP's 2019 payment schedule for FECA claimants receiving periodic wage loss and schedule award payments is now accessible on the web. It can become confusing to understand what date the next payment is due from OWCP as they issue payments on a 28 day cycle, 13 times a year. Here is a link to the 2019 payment schedule:https://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/regs/compliance/Periodic-Roll-Payment-Schedule.
  • 07-Dec-18

    December 7, 2018 Periodic Roll payment delays

    December 7, 2018 Periodic Roll payment delays
    I have been fielding a lot of calls this morning from FECA claimants who should have received their direct deposit periodic roll payment this morning. I am advised by various persons at OWCP that there was a problem with the transfer of payment data from OWCP to Treasury this week and payments are delayed. Many claimants should expect to have their direct deposit tomorrow, but apparently some smal
  • 26-Nov-18

    Its Open Season, be sure to make necessary changes to health insurance by the December 10, 2018 deadline

    Its Open Season, be sure to make necessary changes to health insurance by the December 10, 2018 deadline
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