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Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Blogs

Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

U.S Department of Labor

  • 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
  • 02-May-19

    #MySafeSummerJob: Five Tips to Stay Safe This Summer

    #MySafeSummerJob: Five Tips to Stay Safe This Summer
    #MySafeSummerJob: Five Tips to Stay Safe This Summer As the school year quickly comes to a close for college and high school students, many young workers will soon be starting summer jobs. Summer jobs are an opportunity to meet new people, earn money, and to build work experience – and they should always be a safe experience. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) wants all
  • 23-Apr-19

    Using Emerging Technology to Support American Workers

    Using Emerging Technology to Support American Workers
    Using Emerging Technology to Support American Workers At the U.S. Department of Labor, we’re eager to adopt and implement the latest technologies. The key is determining which technologies offer the right solutions, and offering continuous training for our staff to implement those solutions.   I had a chance to discuss our efforts recently on a panel with other emerging tech specialists at Fed

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 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
  • 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

Working Immigrants

  • 20-Apr-19

    One author on immigration and threats to liberal democracy

    One author on immigration and threats to liberal democracy
    “The People vs. Democracy,” by Harvard’s Kennedy School faculty member Yascha Mounk, says that for much of the 20th Century, capped by the collapse of communism, the political system of liberal democracy flourished. That system marries formal democracy of popular elections with liberal institutions that guarantee the rule of law and individual liberties. The popularity […]
  • 18-Apr-19

    National opinions about immigration

    National opinions about immigration
    Pew Research surveyed 18 countries for opinions about immigration. In 10 of the countries surveyed, majorities view immigrants as a strength rather than a burden. Among them are some of the largest migrant receiving countries in the world: the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Canada and Australia (each hosting more than 7 million […]
  • 16-Apr-19

    Top immigrant occupations

    Top immigrant occupations
    About 17% of American jobs are filled by foreign-born workers. These jobs form an hourglass outline: highly paid workers in information technology and medical sciences, and lowly paid jobs such as in farming and construction laborers.  Jobs with low wages that are filled by many foreign-born workers tend to require little or no English proficiency […]

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 16-Apr-19

    OMB Leveraging the CRA to Add to Its Oversight of Independent Regulatory Agencies

    OMB Leveraging the CRA to Add to Its Oversight of Independent Regulatory Agencies
    Last week, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum to all agencies regarding compliance with the Congressional Review Act (CRA). This memo supersedes one issued in 1999 and pulls independent regulatory agencies - specifically designed by Congress to be less prone to political interference than executive agencies - into a far more centralized CRA rev
  • 15-Apr-19

    CPR Member Scholars to EPA: Clean Water Rule Rollback Based on Bad Law, Weak Science

    CPR Member Scholars to EPA: Clean Water Rule Rollback Based on Bad Law, Weak Science
    The federal Clean Water Act has been a resounding success as a tool for restoring our nation's waterways and preserving wetlands and other vital components of our ecosystems. But that success depends, in part, on restricting development in ecologically sensitive areas. That's why the Trump administration has proposed to narrow the scope of the Clean Water Act's protections. Not by amending the law
  • 12-Apr-19

    What Else Should Congress Investigate?

    What Else Should Congress Investigate?
    Every day, it seems that there is a headline about some investigation involving campaign finance violations, the White House, or the actions of some foreign power. Perhaps that's all the bandwidth that Congress has. But there are other areas calling out for inquiry.

Affinity Partner Blogs

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

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

Member Blogs

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 10-Apr-19

    The Best Ideas to Avoid Serious On-The-Job Electrocution Injuries

    The Best Ideas to Avoid Serious On-The-Job Electrocution Injuries
    Whether you work in an office setting or on a construction site, you likely work around electrical hazards each day you attend work. For some workers, the risk is clear and present, especially those who work with power lines and electric generators. Many workers don’t anticipate the dangers of being electrocuted, but it can happen...
  • 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...

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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