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Blogs

Welcome to the WILG® Member Blog Feed Page. This page features blogs written by WILG® Members, Affinity Partners and similar Worker Associations.  These blogs are auto updated and most recent posts appear at the top of the list. If you have a blog and would like to be featured in our feed please contact Kaleigh Hickey at Kaleigh@wilg.org 

Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Blogs

Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 28-Jun-17

    Repeal First, Explain Later: The Trump Administration and the Clean Water Rule

    Repeal First, Explain Later: The Trump Administration and the Clean Water Rule
    EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers just released a proposal to repeal the Clean Water Rule and to return to previous regulations. The Clean Water Rule (also known as the WOTUS Rule) would have clarified the scope of federal regulatory jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. It was one of the Obama administration's signature environmental initiatives, and it was one of candidate and then President
  • 27-Jun-17

    Partner Spotlight: A Conversation with Center for Progressive Reform's Evan Isaacson

    Partner Spotlight: A Conversation with Center for Progressive Reform's Evan Isaacson
    All month long, the Maryland Clean Agriculture Coalition (MCAC) has been highlighting the Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, also known as the Bay TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Load) in order to keep track of the progress that is, or isn't, happening within the Bay watershed to reduce pollution. The organization recently chatted with Evan Isaacson, policy analyst at the Center for Progressive Reform, about
  • 22-Jun-17

    The Message Congress Needs to Hear As It Debates Our Water Infrastructure Needs

    The Message Congress Needs to Hear As It Debates Our Water Infrastructure Needs
    Last fall, the Senate directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to contract with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to conduct an independent study on affordability of municipal investments in water infrastructure. As someone who spent several years within the halls of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, I was honored to contribut

Working Immigrants

  • 24-Jun-17

    New Brain Gain for the U.S.

    New Brain Gain for the U.S.
    The world is better educated, education is more international, and we are receiving the results without any change in official immigration policy. The politics of immigration today is largely unaware of these trends. In New Brain Gain from the Migration Policy Institute, facts are presented. The share of recent immigrants who have college degrees has […]
  • 21-Jun-17

    “If John Cunningham is not safe, no one is safe.??

    “If John Cunningham is not safe, no one is safe.??
    “If they’ll go after John Cunningham, they’ll go after anybody,?? said Ronnie Millar, the executive director of the Irish International Immigrant Center in Boston. “John is so well-known and so well-liked. If John Cunningham is not safe, no one is safe.?? So reported Kevin Cullen of the Boston Globe about a man who overstayed his […]
  • 19-Jun-17

    Trump extends, withdraws protections of unauthorized persons

    Trump extends, withdraws protections of unauthorized persons
    Last week, Homeland Security assured protection of about 1.1 million unauthorized persons but withdrew Obama’s proposed protection of another 3.6 million persons. There are about 11 million unauthorized persons in the country. The media reported widely that the Secretary of Homeland Security extended the Obama Administration’s protection of unauthorized persons who arrived in the United […]

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 21-Jun-17

    Tyson Foods adding video cameras to poultry operations

    Tyson Foods adding video cameras to poultry operations
     Earl Dotter/Oxfam America From CBS MoneyWatch: Tyson Foods is relying on video cameras to audit its operations, which it says isn't in response to previous "gotcha" moments but under a corporate philosophy that notes its role as a steward for millions of chickens. The Springfield, Arkansas-based meat producer last month hired its first chief susta
  • 18-Jun-17

    “Filipineza?? doesn’t mean “servant??: Notes of witness from an immigrant daughter

    “Filipineza?? doesn’t mean “servant??: Notes of witness from an immigrant daughter
    Photo credit: Jonna Baldre From Salon: by Melissa R. Sipin One family, two mail order brides When I first met my beloved stepmother, it was on a computer screen. Her tinged-brown face was shrouded by the limelight’s glow. We stood in my family’s old blue house on Neptune Avenue, the one that was inevitably foreclosed in 2009 and sat on
  • 17-Jun-17

    City mulls taxi rule changes in era of Uber, Lyft

    City mulls taxi rule changes in era of Uber, Lyft
     From the Indianapolis Business Journal: by Susan Orr Before Uber and Lyft came to town in 2013, Yared Zeleke made a pretty good living as an independent franchisee driving for Baba Cab. It was enough that he could drive just a couple of days a week, freeing him up to take classes at Ivy Tech Community College in pursuit of his real career

U.S Department of Labor

  • 22-Mar-17

    By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Continues Downward Trend

    By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Continues Downward Trend
    ? The jobless rate for all veterans edged down to 4.3 percent in 2016 from 4.6 percent in 2015.
  • 21-Mar-17

    Trailblazing Women in STEM

    Trailblazing Women in STEM
    During National Women’s History Month, we recognize trailblazing work being done to bring more women into science and technology fields.
  • 16-Mar-17

    #WomenVets

    #WomenVets
    Yesterday, staff from the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service hosted a Twitter chat to share resources for women veterans.

Affinity Partner Blogs

Med Max

  • 20-Jun-17

    Liability MSAs: When, Not If

    Liability MSAs: When, Not If
    CMS is finally, officially, directly acknowledging that Liability Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (LMSAs) are coming. Guidance is due. Medicare’s Change Request 9893  and its MLN Matters bulletin on the subject was revised on June 8, 2017. That revision includes the clearest statement that Medicare liens are just part of the puzzle. The newest piece to that […]
  • 20-Mar-17

    Medicare is preparing for LMSAs. Are you ready?

    Medicare is preparing for LMSAs. Are you ready?
    Liability Medicare Set Aside. If you don’t know what an “LMSA?? is yet, you’ll need to learn fast. On February 3, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published Change Request 9893. It establishes new processes for LMSAs and No-Fault MSAs (“NFMSAs??) effective October 2, 2017. CR 9893 is directed to Medicare Administrative […]
  • 14-Mar-17

    Beyond Medicare Set-Asides: Improving Case Value

    Beyond Medicare Set-Asides: Improving Case Value
    CMS offers guidance regarding the protection of its future exposure in the form of Medicare Set-Asides (MSAs). What about your client’s exposure to medical costs? MSAs are a valuable, yet imperfect tool protecting Medicare while ignoring the plaintiff. In fact, they not only ignore the plaintiff, but they also ignore additional opportunity for that plaintiff. […]

Needles

  • 14-Jun-17

    Employee Mobile Device Use Poses Challenges for E-Discovery

    Employee Mobile Device Use Poses Challenges for E-Discovery
    Employees who use their own mobile devices to conduct company business muddy the waters of e-discovery, according to recent articles in Legal Tech News and Law 360. Surveys indicate that as many as 90% of all U.S. employees use personal mobile devices such as tablets, laptops, cellphones, and digital readers when conducting office business. As […] The post Employee Mobile Device Use Poses Cha
  • 30-May-17

    Believe It or Not: Many Practitioners Don’t Use Case Management Software

    Believe It or Not: Many Practitioners Don’t Use Case Management Software
    Leaping into the 21st Century Recently, a solo practitioner said (with some reluctance) that he’s ready to enter the 21st Century by using legal case management software.  This thriving lawyer uses the Internet, Lexis-Nexus and Westlaw, Outlook, email, and rudimentary time tracking and billing software to handle the nuts and bolts of his practice. He knows […] The post Believe It or Not: Many
  • 05-May-17

    Emotions Can Be Analyzed Digitally When Jury Selection Meets Technology

    Emotions Can Be Analyzed Digitally When Jury Selection Meets Technology
    Facial recognition software is making a big splash in the scientific jury selection business, but its effectiveness remains in question.  According to LegalTech News (April 17, 2017), jury selection consultant Jury Lab has begun using emotional facial recognition technology to assist lawyers in the selection of jurors.  Firms such as Jury Lab take psychological clues […] The post Emotions Can

Ametros

  • 08-Jun-17

    Best Practices from our Care Advocate Team

    Best Practices from our Care Advocate Team
    By John Pontrello, Vice President of Operations Ensuring the injured party is taken care of after settlement so that they can get the treatment and guidance they need is our number one priority.  Our Care Advocate team takes on this critical responsibility.  
  • 01-May-17

    Who’s on Your Settlement Negotiation Team?: Medicare Set Asides 101

    Who’s on Your Settlement Negotiation Team?: Medicare Set Asides 101
    By Porter Leslie, Chief Strategy Officer With playoffs in full swing for basketball and hockey, and baseball season heating up, we are all witness to the power of teams working in coordination. Choosing the right personnel for your team and putting them in the right place at the right time can be the most important decision you make.
  • 13-Apr-17

    How We Advocate For Our Members: Medicare Set Asides 101

    How We Advocate For Our Members: Medicare Set Asides 101
    By Melissa Wright, Marketing Associate Our members commonly ask, “what can I spend my MSA funds on??? or “is this item covered in my MSA??? These are important questions, as Medicare has a specific list of the approved medications, treatments and equipment that they cover. The treatments you pay for with your Medicare Set Aside funds must be Medicare-approved.  In addit

Litify

Big Voodoo

Member Blogs

Jeff Zeelander, Esq.

Reinhardt, Harper & Davis, LLC

The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 17-May-17

    ERGONOMICS, EXERCISE AND LIFESTYLE CHOICES IN THE WORKPLACE

    ERGONOMICS, EXERCISE AND LIFESTYLE CHOICES IN THE WORKPLACE
  • 12-Apr-17

    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ON THE APPELLATE LEVEL

    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ON THE APPELLATE LEVEL
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm The start of baseball season has officially begun as Major League Baseball kicked off the season with Opening Day.  MLB features professional athletes in the major leagues, but minor league baseball is also prevalent.  There are many different levels to baseball: AAA, AA, high A and low […]
  • 04-Apr-17

    TEMPUS FUGIT

    TEMPUS FUGIT
    by Joel M. Nomberg, Of Counsel, The Nomberg Law Firm Time flies.  How appropriate is this axiom when your two lawyer sons in Birmingham remind you that on April 4, 2017, I will celebrate 50 years as a member of the Alabama State Bar. This milestone encompasses so many memories and changes; from a class […]

Younce & Vtipil

  • 10-May-17

    Younce & Vtipil Lawyer Kristopher Hilscher Appears on CNN Seeking Rape Law Change

    Younce & Vtipil Lawyer Kristopher Hilscher Appears on CNN Seeking Rape Law Change
    Kristopher Hilscher, attorney at Younce & Vtipil, P.A. appeared on CNN’s Prime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield on Thursday, May 4 to speak out against a little known North Carolina rape and consent law.  The law at issue does not recognize a victim’s right to say no after a sex act has begun. Hilscher joined his The post Younce & Vtipil Lawyer Kristopher Hilscher Appears on CNN Seeking Ra
  • 03-Apr-17

    Top Tips for Staying Safe on Prom Weekend

    Top Tips for Staying Safe on Prom Weekend
    If you are a high school student planning on attending prom, chances are you are excited for what should be a fun-filled night with friends. If you are the parent of a teen who will be attending prom, you may also be excited, but with a dose of apprehension about who your teen will be The post Top Tips for Staying Safe on Prom Weekend appeared first on Younce & Vtipil, PLLC.
  • 16-Feb-17

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases and Causes

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases and Causes
    If someone were to mention workers’ compensation fraud to you, what would be your first guess at who is generally responsible? Is it employees? That’s what a lot of people wrongly think. According to a poll conducted on Claims Journal’s website, employee fraud was cited as the number one kind of workers’ compensation fraud. But The post Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases and Causes appeared first

Foster Law

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 27-Feb-17

    Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Endanger Philadelphia Construction Workers

    Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Endanger Philadelphia Construction Workers
    Many construction workers injure their muscles, tendons, joints, or ligaments as the workers are trying to perform their jobs.  These types of injuries are called work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) if they happen due to the performance of work tasks. These injuries can cause construction workers to miss an average of 13 days work, according to…
  • 30-Jan-17

    Workers’ Compensation for Truckers in Philly

    Workers’ Compensation for Truckers in Philly
    A truck accident in Philadelphia sent a truck driver and another motorist to the hospital recently. The accident also resulted in a massive fire that required 50 firefighters to get the situation under control. The incident occurred when a tractor-trailer hit an SUV which was at a gas station. The tractor-trailer caught fire and was…
  • 12-Dec-16

    When Treatments are Delayed for Philadelphia Workers, Consequences are Serious

    When Treatments are Delayed for Philadelphia Workers, Consequences are Serious
    Getting timely treatment is essential for many injuries. The more complex your injuries, the more important it is that you have access to the right diagnostic testing and the highest quality treatment. If your injuries happened because of work tasks, it is workers’ compensation which should pay for your timely treatment.  Unfortunately, NBC has recently…