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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 

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Case Pacer

  • 23-Feb-17

    How Millennials Can Balance Work and Life Challenges

    How Millennials Can Balance Work and Life Challenges
    Life is all about time.  It’s a jigsaw puzzle of obligations and desires, and finding enough time to make every piece fit can often be the toughest task.  We wake up every day with a mental list of things we want to do and a list of things we have to do.  More often than … Continue reading How Millennials Can Balance Work and Life Challenges → The post How Millennials Can Balance Work
  • 16-Feb-17

    Controlling Your Technology

    Controlling Your Technology
    Transitioning your office from traditional paper to paperless and digital is easy and efficient.  But it is important to make sure there are policies in place to keep all of your important information secure.  Designing an office privacy policy can help make certain that everyone on your staff uses your new technology in a safe … Continue reading Controlling Your Technology → The post
  • 09-Feb-17

    Tips for Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney

    Tips for Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
    Looking for a new personal injury attorney to join your law firm can be overwhelming.  With such a variety of candidates, it can be difficult to know which applicant is the right fit to join your team.  Traditionally, the field was narrowed first by keeping only those who had the best grades and attended the … Continue reading Tips for Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney → The post Tips

Needles

  • 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
  • 02-Feb-17

    Protecting your Critical Data while Implementing Dependable Backup Systems

    Protecting your Critical Data while Implementing Dependable Backup Systems
    Law firms, particularly large or prestigious organizations, are rich targets for data hackers who prey on targets who are lax in cybersecurity. However, even smaller firms must take preventative action to diminish the threat of data breach. This article provides some basic tips recommended by the American Bar Association on how to protect your firm’s […] The post Protecting your Critical Data
  • 26-Jan-17

    Tech Trends – Lawyers’ Mindset

    Tech Trends – Lawyers’ Mindset
    Podcast: The Future of Legal Technology Depends on Lawyers’ Mindset “The real possibility for change in the future sits more with the mindset,” says Randi Mayes, the executive director of the International Legal Technology Association. “It’s all about the law firm adopting its client’s worldview and innovating service delivery with those views in mind.” Mayes’ […] The post Tech Trends –

Tabush Group

  • 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 b
  • 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
  • 12-Jan-17

    Employee Spotlight: M'ten Halsey

    Employee Spotlight: M'ten Halsey
    M’ten has always been interested in technology. “When I was a kid, I liked to break things down and figure out why they happened the way that they did. And, I was always a computer user, even when people didn’t really use them.” After building his first website at just 13 years old, M’ten joined a band, toyed with science kits, and taught himself how to&n

Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 23-Feb-17

    Lawyers: ICE detainee with brain tumor removed from hospital

    Lawyers: ICE detainee with brain tumor removed from hospital
    From The Hill: by Rafael Bernal An undocumented immigrant diagnosed with a brain tumor while under Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody was returned to a detention center from a Texas hospital, her lawyers said. The woman, a Salvadoran national identified only as Sara, was released from Huguley Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, and take
  • 22-Feb-17

    Employees Across U.S. Fired After Joining 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest

    Employees Across U.S. Fired After Joining 'Day Without Immigrants' Protest
    From NBC News: By Avalon Zoppo More than 100 protesters across the country were fired from their jobs after skipping work to take part in last week's "Day Without Immigrants" demonstration. Restaurants and day cares were among the businesses in states like Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and New York where bosses fired workers after they didn't show up
  • 22-Feb-17

    Bank Workers Will Protest to Form Their First US Union — and the Whole World Is Watching

    Bank Workers Will Protest to Form Their First US Union — and the Whole World Is Watching
    Money Bright/Flickr From Policy.Mic: By Jack Smith IV Behind the pristine business attire and impeccable offices, banks in the United States have a secret: Their public faces — tellers and salespeople — are harried working-class people. These bank employees don wide smiles and deliver well-rehearsed pitches in their daily dealings with custome

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 21-Feb-17

    Is Texas Cleaning Up Its Act?

    Is Texas Cleaning Up Its Act?
    At a national meeting of state utility regulators, the head of the group recently said that the Clean Power Plan was basically dead, but this might not matter because "arguably, you're seeing market-based decarbonization" due to technological changes. Case in point: Texas.
  • 14-Feb-17

    Why the REINS Act Is Unconstitutional

    Why the REINS Act Is Unconstitutional
    The so-called Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act (REINS Act) has already passed the House this year, as it did in previous sessions. The current version, which amends the Congressional Review Act (CRA), differs somewhat from previous versions but still suffers from a fatal flaw - it is unconstitutional.
  • 06-Feb-17

    The Cabinet and the Rule of Law

    The Cabinet and the Rule of Law
    To carry out their duty under the Constitution, senators must ask themselves the following question when considering a president's cabinet nominee: Will this person faithfully execute the laws, even if the president wishes to ignore them and carry out a contrary policy? Unless the answer to that question is a clear "Yes," they must reject the nominee.

Working Immigrants

  • 19-Feb-17

    Trump re-setting expectations about unauthorized population

    Trump re-setting expectations about unauthorized population
    The Trump administration appears to have a strategy to change public expectations about the future of the 11 million unauthorized persons in the country. Coming into 2017, the public appears to strongly favor a policy of eventual citizenship for these persons, based on a poll published in the Atlantic. Such a policy is apparently supported […]
  • 17-Feb-17

    Community colleges and immigrant education

    Community colleges and immigrant education
    Community colleges are the higher ed pathway for many immigrant youth. The latest estimate found (for 2003-2004) shows that one about a quarter of the nation’s 6.5 million degree seeking community college students are immigrants. Quincy College in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts is an example. The municipally affiliated college serves approximately 5,500 students. The college […]
  • 15-Feb-17

    ICE sweeps in February 2017 and March 2015

    ICE sweeps in February 2017 and March 2015
    The Department of Homeland Security’s fact sheet on a sweep conducted on the week of February 5 reports that about 680 persons were arrested. This is one third of the number arrested in a March, 2015 sweep. In both sweeps, it appears there were no raids at worksites to round up many unauthorized persons. The […]

Member Blogs

The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 17-Feb-17

    TIPPING ISN’T JUST FOR COWS: HOW TIPS FACTOR INTO YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM

    TIPPING ISN’T JUST FOR COWS: HOW TIPS FACTOR INTO YOUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION CLAIM
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Before we get into this week’s topic on tips, just a quick update on President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary.  President Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew from consideration this week, reportedly based on his abuse of his ex-wife and employing an undocumented immigrant as his housekeeper.  [R
  • 09-Feb-17

    TAKING IT TO COURT: WHERE CAN I FILE MY LAWSUIT FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS?

    TAKING IT TO COURT: WHERE CAN I FILE MY LAWSUIT FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS?
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm After an on the job accident occurs, sometimes it is necessary to file a lawsuit and litigate the case in court.  Alabama law allows for the case to be filed in different counties, depending on the facts. On January 27, 2017 the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals […] The post TAKING IT TO COURT: WHERE CAN I FILE MY LAWSUIT FOR WORKERS’ C
  • 01-Feb-17

    WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: IS IT COVERED BY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

    WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: IS IT COVERED BY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Following the news that President Trump has closed borders to seven countries, many took to the airports to voice their frustrations. A reported 3,000 people peacefully rallied in Birmingham on January 29, 2017.  As strikes and protests began to emerge at airports across the United States, […] The post WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: IS IT COVERED BY

Reinhardt, Harper & Davis, LLC

  • 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...
  • 11-Jan-17

    Did You Know You Need to Job Hunt After Your Work Injury?

    Did You Know You Need to Job Hunt After Your Work Injury?
    In Virginia, any time you have been injured on the job and are under light duty restrictions from your doctor (whether working or not) and you are receiving less pay than you made prior to your injury, you may need to job hunt. The Virginia workers compensation system operates under...

Foster Law

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 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…
  • 12-Nov-16

    Lost Income and Benefit Restrictions Hurt PA Workers During the Holidays

    Lost Income and Benefit Restrictions Hurt PA Workers During the Holidays
    National Retail Federation indicates average holiday spending in 2015 was $805.65, which was an increase from the approximately $802 dollars spend in 2014. The Federation suspects spending will go up further in 2016. The holidays are a time when you may need a lot of money for things like gifts and entertaining.  If you have sustained…
  • 19-Oct-16

    Philadelphia Workers Focus on Safety During Drive Safely Work Week

    Philadelphia Workers Focus on Safety During Drive Safely Work Week
    Workers compensation claims are made by Philadelphia  workers for lots of different reasons. Unsurprisingly, one of the most common reasons for work injury claims is motor-vehicle accidents that happen while on-the-job. Lots of people drive for work, either as a major portion of their job duties (like for delivery drivers) or because they need to use a…