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The Nomberg Law Firm

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 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...
  • 26-Jun-19

    Know Your Rights if You’re Arrested While Collecting Workers’ Comp

    Know Your Rights if You’re Arrested While Collecting Workers’ Comp
    The Legal Intelligencer reported that the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently ruled workers’ compensation benefits should not be denied to a Coca-Cola employee while in pretrial incarceration. Philadelphia attorney Richard Jaffe of the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe represented Carl Sadler in Sadler v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Philadelphia Coca-Cola). Sadler was injured on...

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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Foster Law

Affinity Partner Blogs

Needles

  • 07-Sep-19

    Welcome to NEEDLES NOW

    Welcome to NEEDLES NOW
    Hello, and thank you for taking a few moments to read our newsletter, NEEDLES NOW. We are excited to launch this newsletter, with a mission of keeping our customers well-informed of important product developments, personnel updates, feature upgrades, and other valuable information. A lot of big things are happening at Needles which we will be […] The post Welcome to NEEDLES NOW appeared firs
  • 06-Sep-19

    Exciting Product Updates Ahead!

    Exciting Product Updates Ahead!
    Needles Web-based Solution Headed to Beta Sign up for a DEMO today! Since 2017, we have been working intensely on a new, cutting-edge version of our software. This new version of Needles is entirely web and browser-based. It includes all of the features and functionality that you expect in Needles, plus many more significant enhancements – from full Document Management [&#
  • 06-Sep-19

    A Commitment to Customer Success Through Leadership

    A Commitment to Customer Success Through Leadership
    Customer service lies at the heart of everything we do. As part of our continued commitment to enhancing the customer experience, we are pleased to profile two key leaders at Assembly Software who are focused on serving our Needles customers through People, Technology, and Quality of Service. Let’s introduce them, and see how their efforts […] The post A Commitment to Customer Success Through

Med Max

  • 02-May-19

    Obscure Lien Holder Squashed by Equitable Doctrines

    Obscure Lien Holder Squashed by Equitable Doctrines
    MASSIVE has partnered with Cordisco & Saile since 2014, to assist them with their lien resolution needs and allow for the highest amount to end up in their client’s pockets. Recently, our team successfully eliminated a lien by asserting that the private insurance plan did not have the right to recover based on Equitable Doctrines.… The post Obscure Lien Holder Squashed by Equitable Doctr
  • 25-Apr-19

    Trostle v. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Part III

    Trostle v. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Part III
    Trostle v. Medicare Part III This is the third and final part in our case study on Trostle v. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We initially explained the underlying lawsuit, Medicare’s lien, and Mr. Trostle’s attempts to fight the lien arguing detrimental reliance in Part I. Then, we dove into the more recent case… The post Trostle v. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Pa
  • 23-Apr-19

    Trostle v. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Part II

    Trostle v. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Part II
    Trostle v. Medicare: Part II Previously, we wrote about and analyzed Trostle v. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Following dismissal for lack of jurisdiction, this Medicare lien litigation continued with a counter-suit by the United States government. Part II of our case study will explore errors made that caused the government to react with… The post Trostle v. Centers for Medica

Ametros

  • 18-Apr-19

    Ametros in Action: Complexities in Compliance

    Ametros in Action: Complexities in Compliance
    When settling a workers’ compensation or liability case, often the injured party and their family have a lot of questions. It’s a tumultuous time already made difficult by an injury, and the complicated settlement process does not make it any easier. If the injured party is receiving a Medicare set aside (MSA), not understanding the process and what is required of them after settlement
  • 17-Apr-19

    Nicole Sauk to Present at the Alliance of Women in WC's EWC Pre-Conference Event

    Nicole Sauk to Present at the Alliance of Women in WC's EWC Pre-Conference Event
    Are you heading to the Executives in Workers' Compensation conference next week? To kick off the conference, the Alliance of Women in Workers' Compensation is holding a pre-conference event on April 22nd from 1:00PM-5:00PM at the Hyatt Regency in Huntington Beach, CA.
  • 11-Apr-19

    5 Key Terms that Define Professional Administration Contracts

    5 Key Terms that Define Professional Administration Contracts
    Setting up support with professional administration of medical funds after settlement is a clear choice.  It helps the injured person save money on their healthcare expenses and provides support in navigating ongoing care. The service is especially helpful for Medicare Set Asides because the administrator helps ensure the injured person’s Medicare benefits remain intact while prot

Big Voodoo

Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

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

Working Immigrants

  • 10-Jun-19

    Massive increases in global remittance flows

    Massive increases in global remittance flows
    Remittances to low- and middle-income countries reached a record high in 2018 of $529 billion, up 9.6% from 2017, according to the World Bank. They are expected to reach $550 billion in 2019, making them higher than all foreign aid. Remittances can be equal to one fifth of country’s gross domestic product. The global average […]
  • 08-Jun-19

    What the U.S. – Mexico agreement says

    What the U.S. – Mexico agreement says
    I am posting the language of the agreement between Mexico and the United States. This is a vindication to Trump of his confrontational tactics. It is particularly noteworthy because it involved an emerging country over which the U.S. has wielded power for 150 years. There are precedents that took place before World War 1, when […]
  • 07-Jun-19

    poorly educated workers sort into different jobs by origin

    poorly educated workers sort into different jobs by origin
    If  you are concerned about demographic isolation and low mobility of low wage immigrants, look here. Among those in the American workforce with low formal education, you find that immigrant and native-born workers are sorted into different jobs. On the whole, immigrants without a high school degree fill jobs that are relatively (1) not customer […]

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
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