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  • 12-Apr-21

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  • 06-Apr-21

    Want a Discount on Your 2022 Dues?

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  • 15-Mar-21

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Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

Working Immigrants

  • 24-Jul-21

    The surge at the Mexican border has persisted

    The surge at the Mexican border has persisted
    The surge in Border crossings has persisted. My prior posts on the situation at the Mexican border underscored the effect of very long delays in court cases for asylum cases – an incentive to apply for asylum. What is going on now, in the summer of 2021, is a sharp rise in the number of single men trying to cross over. They are sent back, and they try again, are caught, and sent back again – thus
  • 21-Jul-21

    Texas-sized migration

    Texas-sized migration
    Texas has been growing a lot in population. Much of this is due to foreign-born persons. Their move to the state accounted for 35% of the net in-migration into the state between 2010 and 2016. (Immigrants make up 13% of the national population.) But immigrants already in the state added to the natural increase. In 2019, foreign born mothers accounted for 31% of births. And 35% of children under th
  • 18-Jul-21

    Human Trafficking

    Human Trafficking
    Migration, both internal and to another country, legally and otherwise,is a key vulnerability for human trafficking because migrants so often fall outside of the full legal protections of their countries of origin, countries of transit, and countries of destination. Those victimized by human traffickers in the United States are disproportionately from Latin America – most frequently from Mexico. (

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

  • 12-Jul-21

    Florida Condo Collapse: What Caused It & Who’s At Fault?

    Florida Condo Collapse: What Caused It & Who’s At Fault?
    More than one hundred people are presumed dead after a condo collapsed in Surfside, Florida. Find out what caused the collapse and who can be held liable. The post Florida Condo Collapse: What Caused It & Who’s At Fault? appeared first on Enjuris Blog | Find Answers and Share Your Accident's Story.
  • 12-Jul-21

    Who Is Responsible After a Crane Accident in Massachusetts?

    Who Is Responsible After a Crane Accident in Massachusetts?
    Following a crane accident, several different parties may be held responsible. There are several safeguards that crane operators and manufacturers should take to make crane usage safer. The post Who Is Responsible After a Crane Accident in Massachusetts? appeared first on Enjuris Blog | Find Answers and Share Your Accident's Story.
  • 10-Jul-21

    Savannah, Georgia Longshoreman Killed on the Job in Equipment Accident

    Savannah, Georgia Longshoreman Killed on the Job in Equipment Accident
    Workers in marine terminals and port operations have extremely risky jobs, as one port worker in Savannah recently discovered. If you’re injured, you have legal options. The post Savannah, Georgia Longshoreman Killed on the Job in Equipment Accident appeared first on Enjuris Blog | Find Answers and Share Your Accident's Story.

Ametros

  • 28-Jun-21

    What’s Happening to Your Former Clients? – Medicare Is Still Issuing Denials

    What’s Happening to Your Former Clients? – Medicare Is Still Issuing Denials
    When settling cases with a Medicare Set Aside (MSA), often the ongoing compliance responsibility for the injured worker, including annual reporting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), can be an afterthought. There is a common misunderstanding that CMS is not finding out about settlements and is not tracking how an individual spends... The post What’s Happening to Your Fo
  • 18-May-21

    Professional Administration Closes Workers’ Comp Claim Files

    Professional Administration Closes Workers’ Comp Claim Files
    If an employer has a high exposure workers’ compensation claim, which scenario is more attractive? Close the claim file, reduce the reserve to ‘paid to date,’ and watch the case fall off the experience modification calculation [i] Service the claim for additional years Obviously, the preferred action would be the first. While several things can... The post Professional Administration Closes Worker
  • 13-May-21

    Ametros Welcomes Dr. Kenji Saito to its Medical Advisory Council

    Ametros Welcomes Dr. Kenji Saito to its Medical Advisory Council
    WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kenji Saito, MD, JD, FACOEM, a physician and attorney, has joined Ametros’ Medical Advisory Council. “Kenji brings a highly diverse set of skills and experience to the council,” said CEO Porter Leslie. “We are excited to tap into his expertise on behalf of our members.” Board certified in Preventive Medicine with a Specialty... The post Ametros Welcomes Dr. Kenj

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

  • 07-Jul-21

    Tip #4 – Understand What A Workers Compensation Doctor Does

    Tip #4 – Understand What A Workers Compensation Doctor Does
    Workers’ Compensation Doctors and medical personnel keep a record of everything they observe Practicing medicine is hard. In addition to figuring out how best to treat a medical condition, the workers compensation doctor has to follow regulations, bill, and insurance companies keep detailed records. Understanding that doctors and medical personnel are writing down everything that […] T
  • 01-Jul-21

    Johnson & Groninger celebrates 10 year anniversary!

    Johnson & Groninger celebrates 10 year anniversary!
    Johnson & Groninger celebrates our 10 year anniversary this month! This milestone would not have been possible without YOU, our clients. We want to say a big THANK YOU to our past and present clients for trusting us to help you navigate your case, and everyone who has supported us throughout these 10 years. We […] The post Johnson & Groninger celebrates 10 year anniversary! appeared
  • 17-Jun-21

    Johnson & Groninger Reports a Client Win in Workers Compensation Appeal

    Johnson & Groninger Reports a Client Win in Workers Compensation Appeal
    William Smith won his workers compensation appeal against his employer, a paper mill in Roanoke Rapids, in October 2020. Mr. Smith has been unable to work because of injuries he sustained to his hand and arm while performing his job.  But the road to victory did not stop after his win.  The defendant, Kapstone (now called […] The post Johnson & Groninger Reports a Client

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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