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Ametros

  • 18-Mar-19

    Porter Leslie to Speak at the Loyola Longshore Conference

    Porter Leslie to Speak at the Loyola Longshore Conference
    Ametros' President, Porter Leslie, will share his expertise on claim settlements with stakeholders involved in the maritime industry during the 2019 Annual Longshore Conference.  The presentation “Annuities, MSAs and the Implications for Settlements under the Act” takes place March 21st at 2:30PM and will cover:
  • 12-Mar-19

    What is Medicare Secondary Payer?

    What is Medicare Secondary Payer?
    “Medicare Secondary Payer” (MSP) is the term used when Medicare is not the primary payer for medical care, meaning another group has the responsibility to pay before Medicare.
  • 04-Mar-19

    Ametros' new Senior Managing Director Set to Face the Fire

    Ametros' new Senior Managing Director Set to Face the Fire
    Less than one month at Ametros, Paul H. Sighinolfi is ready for ‘The Hot Seat.’ Our new Senior Managing Director has agreed to join a panel of experts to debate and discuss Benefit Adequacy in the Workers’ Compensation System.

Needles

  • 11-Sep-18

    Hurricane Florence & Disaster Preparedness

    Hurricane Florence & Disaster Preparedness
    Hurricane Florence is currently bearing down on the East Coast. On its projected track, it is posing a severe threat to the Carolinas and Virginia, with possible effects and flooding in Tennessee, Georgia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. As a business in an area predicted to be affected, you are no doubt taking emergency […] The post Hurricane Florence & Disaster Prepare
  • 06-Sep-18

    6 Benefits of Legal Case Management Software

    6 Benefits of Legal Case Management Software
    Many law firms operate without using legal case management software, especially small and single proprietorships. This reluctance largely stems from a flawed belief that the cost of legal case management programs is prohibitive, along with a fear of using new technologies. As long as the old systems work, why fix them? The short answer is: […] The post 6 Benefits of Legal Case Management Soft
  • 11-Jul-18

    Making Legal Practice Email Organization Simple

    Making Legal Practice Email Organization Simple
    One of the biggest challenges law firms face every day is how to keep track of the hundreds of emails their offices receive. Without a streamlined process in place to categorize, file and track these emails, valuable data can get lost in the shuffle. And many law firms wind up creating one inefficient email organizational […] The post Making Legal Practice Email Organization Simple appeared f

Big Voodoo

Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

Working Immigrants

  • 17-Mar-19

    Foreigners in prison Part Two

    Foreigners in prison Part Two
    For centuries, prisoners in the United States were housed together regardless of their citizenship status. That changed in 1999 when the federal government began to send noncitizens into separate prisons. Today, tens of thousands of people — more than half of all noncitizens in federal prison — live in an institution segregated by citizenship. The […]
  • 15-Mar-19

    Foreigners in prison Part One

    Foreigners in prison Part One
    There are currently close to nineteen thousand noncitizen inmates being held in ten privately run prisons in seven states. Immigration detention is the responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security (D.H.S.), which detains about forty thousand undocumented immigrants on any given day. But many immigrants who’ve been convicted of crimes, like Galindo, are under the […]
  • 13-Mar-19

    Majority of Americans would fail citizenship test

    Majority of Americans would fail citizenship test
    A majority of Americans in every state except Vermont would fail a test based on the questions in the U.S. citizenship test, according to a survey by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Only four out of 10 Americans would have passed the test, and just 27% of those under age 45. People did relatively […]

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 15-Mar-19

    Urge Support for Dream Act and Healthy Families Act

    Urge Support for Dream Act and Healthy Families Act
    As Congress clocks out for the weekend many members of Congress can be proud of the shifts they put in this week. Two very important but very different pieces of legislation were introduced that, if passed, will improve the lives of millions of people living in the United States. On Wednesday, Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard introduced the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 which will provide permanent pro
  • 01-Mar-19

    An Open Letter to Wendy’s from National Faith Leaders

    An Open Letter to Wendy’s from National Faith Leaders
    To Nelson Peltz and the Wendy’s Board of Directors, We write as faith leaders of national religious denominations and organizations to urge Wendy’s to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program. Our faith traditions call on us to uphold human dignity and to build a society grounded in the firm belief that we must love our neighbors as ourselves. The hundreds of t
  • 13-Feb-19

    Demonstrate a Greater Love

    Demonstrate a Greater Love
      This February 14th, Interfaith Worker Justice asks you to demonstrate a greater love: the love of justice. On the day we normally reserve for romance, fancy dinners, chocolates and flowers, we ask you to spare a moment to help us work for paid family and medical leave benefits. Did you know that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leaves out 40 percent of the workforce and guarantees on

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 14-Mar-19

    Declaring a Climate Change Emergency: A Citizen's Guide

    Declaring a Climate Change Emergency: A Citizen's Guide
    The possibility of declaring a national emergency to address climate change will probably remain under discussion for the next couple of years, particularly if the courts uphold Trump's "wall" emergency. For that reason, I thought it might be helpful to pull together the series of blog posts I've written on the subject.
  • 14-Mar-19

    Oversight, Executive Orders, and the Rule of Law

    Oversight, Executive Orders, and the Rule of Law
    Congressional oversight and the public's impeachment discussion tend to focus on deep dark secrets: Did President Trump conspire with the Russians? Did he cheat on his taxes? Did he commit other crimes before becoming president? The House Committee on Oversight and Reform (or the Judiciary Committee), however, should also focus on a more fundamental and less hidden problem: Trump has systematicall
  • 12-Mar-19

    Can the House Save Science from the Trump Purge?

    Can the House Save Science from the Trump Purge?
    The Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives has a weighty agenda -- from policy reform to oversight of the Trump administration. Given all that the House Democrats have on their plate, urging them to restore policy rationality by making the support of science-based policy central to their strategy might seem like a prosaic ask, but it's critically important.

U.S Department of Labor

  • 01-Mar-19

    Women’s History Month: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Envisioning the Future

    Women’s History Month: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Envisioning the Future
    Women’s History Month: Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present, Envisioning the Future During Women’s History Month we honor the female trailblazers of the past, celebrate the achievements of women today, and envision a future of opportunities that knows no bounds. The Trump Administration’s pro-growth agenda has created tremendous economic growth and opportunity. Over the last year, we have
  • 27-Feb-19

    3 Reasons Employers Should Apply for the #HireVets Medallion Award

    3 Reasons Employers Should Apply for the #HireVets Medallion Award
    3 Reasons Employers Should Apply for the #HireVets Medallion Award   The U.S. Department of Labor is accepting applications for the 2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program! The Award recognizes employers for their investments in recruiting, employing, and retaining our nation’s veterans. Not sure if you should apply? Here are three reasons you should: HIRE Vets Medallion Award recipients are
  • 06-Dec-18

    MSHA Honors America’s Miners

    MSHA Honors America’s Miners
    MSHA Honors America’s Miners On National Miners Day, America honors the 325,000 men and women who work in nearly 13,000 surface and underground mines across the United States.   The hard work of America’s miners helps keep our nation strong and prosperous. Just as we rely on farmers to provide the food we put on our tables, Americans depend on miners to extract raw materials for products we us

Member Blogs

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 14-Mar-19

    A Philadelphia Attorney Discusses Work-Related Knee Injuries

    A Philadelphia Attorney Discusses Work-Related Knee Injuries
    We never really think about our knees until they cause us problems. When your knees hurt, you don’t think about anything else. That’s the situation for many workers across the United States. How often do knee injuries occur? More than 100,000 workers suffer knee injuries on the job each year, according to the Bureau of...
  • 04-Feb-19

    Philadelphia Attorney Discusses Violence Against Emergency Room Doctors

    Philadelphia Attorney Discusses Violence Against Emergency Room Doctors
    Emergency room doctors are critical to the safety and health of the public in Philadelphia. They work hard and endure some of the most egregious situations in order to help others and earn a living. It is unfortunate that every day they attend work, they’re also at risk of being assaulted and injured.   Assaults against medical...
  • 07-Jan-19

    Fatal Work Accidents Among Small Construction Companies: Philadelphia Attorney Discusses

    Fatal Work Accidents Among Small Construction Companies: Philadelphia Attorney Discusses
    The construction industry in general can be highly dangerous, but in particular, smaller companies often fall short of providing adequate safety management. The proof can be found in a third quarter report for 2018 published by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR).  According to the report, smaller construction companies are more likely to experience fatal work-related...

The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 07-Mar-19

    E-CIGARETTE INJURIES: HIGHLY UNDERESTIMATED

    E-CIGARETTE INJURIES: HIGHLY UNDERESTIMATED
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm There have been a number of different injuries caused by e-cigarette use, commonly referred to as vape pens. Injuries suffered by e-cigs or vape pens are highly underestimated and many individuals do not even consider the types of full body injuries which can occur when choosing to […]
  • 23-Jan-19

    CREDIT CARD THEFT AND FRAUD: AVOIDANCE AND PROTECTION

    CREDIT CARD THEFT AND FRAUD: AVOIDANCE AND PROTECTION
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Your credit card gets declined but you know you have a zero balance. You receive a phone call from your credit card company questioning charges.  You review your monthly statement and it shows purchases you do not recognize.              These frustrating things happen every day to millions […]
  • 21-Jan-19

    2018 TOP TEN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD CASES

    2018 TOP TEN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD CASES
    We are sharing the 2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases compiled by North Carolina attorney Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. and his law clerk, Alondra Bribiesca. Len is an excellent work comp lawyer in Raleigh. He  compiles this top 10 list every year. Non-Employee Fraud Cases – 10             $99.7      Million Employee Fraud Cases – 0                         $      […]

Younce & Vtipil

  • 06-Mar-19

    Younce, Vtipil & Baznik, PA Provides Board Certified Raleigh Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

    Younce, Vtipil & Baznik, PA Provides Board Certified Raleigh Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
    Younce, Vtipil & Baznik, PA, 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 stress for the worker and The post Younce, Vtipil & Baznik, PA
  • 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 Top The post OSHA’s Top Ten
  • 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 essay The post Younce, Vtipil & Baznik, P.A. Annou

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

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