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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

Working Immigrants

  • 26-Mar-17

    As expected, wages on the rise on California farms

    As expected, wages on the rise on California farms
      The LA Times reports on the rise in farm worker costs in California. Here are some excerpts: The flow of labor began drying up when President Obama tightened the border. Now President Trump is promising to deport more people, raid more companies and build a wall on the southern border. That has made California […]
  • 26-Mar-17

    Yang Chen

    Yang Chen
    I met Yang Chen at his Quality Auto Body garage in Silver Spring, Maryland. He came to America from China in 1988. He takes care of Earl Dotter’s car.  His employees are either from China or Central America. He told me in his cluttered office, “I had a hard time getting a job, worked at […]
  • 24-Mar-17

    U.S. demographic future relatively bright

    U.S. demographic future relatively bright
    American Enterprise Institute’s Nicholas Eberstadt compared the demographics of some countries at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 (report by Forbes). China’s working-age population will contract by about 100 million by 2035. The number of its citizens age 65 or older is growing 4% a year, making China the most rapidly graying population in world history, rivaled today […]

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 24-Mar-17

    The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself To Death

    The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself To Death
    From The New Yorker: by Jia Tolentino Last September, a very twenty-first-century type of story appeared on the company blog of the ride-sharing app Lyft. “Long-time Lyft driver and mentor, Mary, was nine months pregnant when she picked up a passenger the night of July 21st,” the post began. “About a week away from her due date,
  • 24-Mar-17

    Trump's immoral budget

    Trump's immoral budget
    From National Catholic Reporter: by Michael Sean Winters  In a federal budget document, the words "social justice" do not appear. In fact, the most basic terms by which we discuss morality, "right" and "wrong," do not appear either. Yet, a government's budget is a profoundly moral document, containing as it must the priorities being put forward on be
  • 22-Mar-17

    Labor Nominee Says He Won't Let Politics Influence Hiring

    Labor Nominee Says He Won't Let Politics Influence Hiring
    From CNBC: President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Labor Department said Wednesday he won't allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions and regrets he let that happen on his watch at the Justice Department. But Alexander Acosta, testifying before the Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Committ

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.

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 21-Mar-17

    Trumping Innovation

    Trumping Innovation
    Yale economist William Baumol has written extensively on the connection between innovation and economic productivity. He has demonstrated that the United States has long been committed to promoting innovation, and through innovation, virtuous circles of economic growth are created. Unfortunately, the current administration appears committed to curtailing, even stopping, that growth.
  • 20-Mar-17

    As EPA Embarks on Dangerous Experiment in Federalism, How Will States Respond?

    As EPA Embarks on Dangerous Experiment in Federalism, How Will States Respond?
    In the early 1970s, Congress passed the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act on nearly unanimous votes. The overwhelming support for these new laws reflected not only the horrific condition of America's air, water, and landscape at the time, but also an appreciation of the collective action problem states faced, necessitating federal action. The major environmental laws that passed in the following y
  • 16-Mar-17

    President's Reckless Budget Proposal Would Gut Agencies, Endanger Our Health and Environment

    President's Reckless Budget Proposal Would Gut Agencies, Endanger Our Health and Environment
    The president's "skinny budget" is a particularly apt description for a proposal that would leave crucial protector agencies too emaciated to safeguard our health, safety, and environment. Whether it's pipeline inspectors to protect our land and water from oil spills, or workplace safety inspectors to ensure our family members return home safely from their jobs, or environmental inspectors to prev

Member Blogs

The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 22-Mar-17

    TECHNOLOGY MAKING WAVES IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

    TECHNOLOGY MAKING WAVES IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm In the age of virtual reality, virtual assistants, and virtual employment, it’s no secret technology has been on the rise in the past decade.  Technology has been rapidly evolving and makings its way into various areas of life.  More recently, however, technology has had implications in […] The post TECHNOLOGY MAKING WAVES IN WORKERS’
  • 02-Mar-17

    NOT JUST PHYSICAL: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES

    NOT JUST PHYSICAL: WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Unfortunately for Warren Beatty and the Oscars, the wrong title was announced for Best Picture during the 89th Academy Awards. There’s no doubt the situation was uncomfortable for the producer of La La Land, embarrassing for Warren Beatty and downright awkward for viewers at home. Maybe everyone […] The post NOT JUST PHYSICAL: WORKERS̵
  • 21-Feb-17

    SOCIAL MEDIA – TEN TIPS FOR THE WORK COMP OR PERSONAL INJURY CLIENT

    SOCIAL MEDIA – TEN TIPS FOR THE WORK COMP OR PERSONAL INJURY CLIENT
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm TODAY, Beginning at 10 AM, central, I will be leading our weekly Facebook live video session. Today’s topic is social media. You have heard it discussed a million times.  Well, today you can hear about it for the million and first time (because it is important and failure to properly advise […] The post SOCIAL MEDIA – TEN TIPS

Foster Law

  • 15-Mar-17

    Why We Do What We Do

    Why We Do What We Do
    We are pleased to announce that we have successfully negotiated a pension for a long time client and Vietnam War veteran.
  • 07-Mar-17

    Congratulations to our own Christine Foster

    Congratulations to our own Christine Foster
    The Lawyers of Distinction is pleased to announce that Christine Foster of Seattle, has been certified as a member.
  • 22-Feb-17

    Worker’s Compensation Claims and Pain Medication, Part Two

    Worker’s Compensation Claims and Pain Medication, Part Two
    In Part One we examined the issues around opioid addiction and dependence for injured workers. In this article, we will look at alternative treatment options for work related injuries.

Reinhardt, Harper & Davis, LLC

  • 28-Feb-17

    The Risks of Car Accidents on Highways

    The Risks of Car Accidents on Highways
    Attorneys at the law firm of Reinhardt Harper Davis will fight to gain just compensation for the severe damages after car accidents on highways.
  • 28-Jan-17

    How Power Tools Can Lead to Serious Work Injuries

    How Power Tools Can Lead to Serious Work Injuries
    Power tools can be a hazardous and dangerous, even for skilled construction workers. Let's consider your legal options following accidents and injuries.
  • 18-Jan-17

    When Do I Need A Lawyer?

    When Do I Need A Lawyer?
    In order to have protection for benefits (even if voluntary payments of wages and medicals have been made by the employer to the claimant) you must have an award order entered by the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission. There are many deadlines...

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…

Younce & Vtipil

  • 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
  • 26-Jan-17

    The Most Common Construction Site Injuries—And How to Avoid Them

    The Most Common Construction Site Injuries—And How to Avoid Them
    Construction injuries are some of the most common workplace injuries in the United States. With all the heavy equipment, scaffolding, unstable surfaces, swinging overhead loads and other hazards, construction sites can be very dangerous. With the proper safety precautions and training, construction workers can learn how to recognize and avoid many hazardous situations. There are The post The Most
  • 27-Dec-16

    Recent NC Workers’ Compensation Report Has Some Surprises

    Recent NC Workers’ Compensation Report Has Some Surprises
    The North Carolina Industrial Commission recently released a report auditing the state’s Workers’ Compensation Program. The report evaluates the degree of compliance of businesses with the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act and how well compliance is being enforced. All companies in North Carolina, with the exception of a few exemptions laid out in the Worker’s The post Recent NC Workers’ C

Affinity Partner Blogs

Case Pacer

  • 22-Mar-17

    Helping Someone in Distress Under the Good Samaritan Law

    Helping Someone in Distress Under the Good Samaritan Law
    One of the most common questions your law firm may receive from clients is regarding “Good Samaritan?? laws in your state and how they apply to a claim they are considering filing. Good Samaritan laws offer legal protection to individuals who voluntarily help those who are in injured, in danger, or otherwise incapacitated. These laws … Continue reading Helping Someone in Distress Under the G
  • 15-Mar-17

    Listservs: Why is it Important to Be Involved?

    Listservs: Why is it Important to Be Involved?
    A listserv is an internet-based discussion group comprised of individual subscribers.  Discussions take place via opt-in and opt-out emails.  Listservs are not a new concept and some consider the concept to be outdated.  Blogs and online forums are other, newer ways to accomplish similar goals.  But many experienced and extremely knowledgeable attorneys continue to use … Continue reading Lis
  • 08-Mar-17

    When to Settle and When to Stand Your Ground

    When to Settle and When to Stand Your Ground
    Deciding to settle a case rather than go to trial is a decision with many factors.  The strength of your case, financial expense, and time constraints all impact the decision to settle.  But the most important factor in the decision is client satisfaction.  It is likely that the case matters to your client on a … Continue reading When to Settle and When to Stand Your Ground → The post

Needles

  • 19-Mar-17

    Artificial Intelligence – How it’s changing the Legal Profession

    Artificial Intelligence – How it’s changing the Legal Profession
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) might seem like it’s something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but the futuristic technology has already had a transformative impact on many industries, including the legal profession. Also referred to as cognitive computing, AI was making its early inroads into the legal business two decades ago when law firms began using personal […] The post Artificial Intelligence – Ho
  • 06-Mar-17

    Why Clients Sometimes Opt Out of a Legal Case Management Software Suite

    Why Clients Sometimes Opt Out of a Legal Case Management Software Suite
    Even the most customizable, intuitive legal case management program takes time and patience to master – it’s called a learning curve. Unfortunately, feeling the burden of managing a busy legal practice, some firms abandon a solid case management program before they’ve had a chance to master it. We’ve earned industry-wide plaudits for the breadth and […] The post Why Clients Sometimes Opt Out
  • 16-Feb-17

    New FAA Regulations Govern the Burgeoning Practice of Drone Law

    New FAA Regulations Govern the Burgeoning Practice of Drone Law
    Look… Up in the Sky! Impossible to imagine a decade ago, many major law firms staff attorneys – even whole departments –  are devoted to robotics law with the primary on drones. As one can imagine, the practice of drone law is constantly changing. In fact, in the late summer of 2016 the Federal Aviation […] The post New FAA Regulations Govern the Burgeoning Practice of Drone Law appeared firs

Tabush Group

  • 09-Mar-17

    We'll be at the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW!

    We'll be at the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW!
    Our team will be in Chicago next week, March 15 - 18, to participate in the ABA TECHSHOW Conference & Expo, hosted by the American Bar Association Law Practice Division. I had the opportunity to attend the show last year, and was very impressed. This year, I'm looking forward to us being one of the exhibitors! You'll find us at BOOTH #806.
  • 14-Feb-17

    iPad vs. Surface Tablet: Which is better, for you?

    iPad vs. Surface Tablet: Which is better, for you?
    Even though I’m the founder of a successful IT and cloud computing company, to my family and friends I’m still just “a computer guy,?? who they call on for help with everything from iPhones to printers to DVR’s. Sometimes I feel like a seasoned brain surgeon who still gets calls from people asking him whether they should take Tylenol or Advil for a headache! Alas, I’m still fascinated
  • 18-Jan-17

    5 Productivity Apps That Keep Me Organized

    5 Productivity Apps That Keep Me Organized
    These days, I’m not just the founder and president of Tabush Group, but I’m also the co-founder and a board member of Bill4Time, a volunteer for several non-profit organizations, CTO for all the electronics in my household, and tech support for my immediate and extended families. Most of my work is done on Boxtop, our all-in-one cloud IT solution (yes, we’re our own customer), wh