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Working Immigrants

  • 18-Sep-18

    We don’t plan for native-born workforces

    We don’t plan for native-born workforces
    The 19th Century saw foreign workers brought into the U.S. through private sector workforce recruitment, such as Chinese workers on railroads, to fill jobs otherwise filled by native-born Americans. American food processing companies in the 1990s recruited undocumented workers at staff their factories. But there has been little of the reverse, that is, a concerted […]
  • 16-Sep-18

    Striking misperceptions about immigration

    Striking misperceptions about immigration
    Some striking misperceptions in six countries about immigrants (U.S. Germany, France, Italy, U.K. and Sweden): In five of the six countries, the average native believed that there are between two and three times as many immigrants as there are in reality. Natives also got the origins of immigrants wrong. They particularly overestimated the shares of […]
  • 14-Sep-18

    Business Roundtable grades U.S. poorly on immigration policy

    Business Roundtable grades U.S. poorly on immigration policy
    The Business Council wrote a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on August 22, signed by 39 CEOS. Citing a backlog of green card applications, the Business Council wrote that in the past year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) “has issued several policy memoranda over the past year” that inject uncertainty into skilled […]

U.S Department of Labor

  • 11-Sep-18

    September Is National Preparedness Month: Is Your Workplace Ready For Severe Weather?

    September Is National Preparedness Month: Is Your Workplace Ready For Severe Weather?
    Body:                                  blog-20180911-NatPrepMo.png                                   This week demonstrates severe weather exposes workers and workplaces across the nation to a variety of hazards. During National Preparedness Month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reminds workers and job creators that the time to pr
  • 13-Aug-18

    Safe + Sound Week

    Safe + Sound Week
    Body:  blog-20180813-safeandsound.png Across the United States this week and around the world, over 200 organizations – including small businesses, non-profits, and our armed forces – are set to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Safe + Sound campaign (Safe + Sound), an initiative to raise awareness of effective workplace s
  • 07-Aug-18

    After the Army, a New Career in Tech

    After the Army, a New Career in Tech
    Body:  Through hard work and a unique apprenticeship program, Antonio Williams of Louisiana has transitioned from the military to the tech industry after a 22-year career in the U.S. Army as a culinary specialist. Apprenti is a program of the Washington Technology Industry Association Workforce Institute that addresses the workforce shortage in the tech industry through paid, on-the-job train

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 06-Sep-18

    CPR Member Scholars and Staff Express Support for Sen. Warren's Anti-Corruption Bill

    CPR Member Scholars and Staff Express Support for Sen. Warren's Anti-Corruption Bill
    On September 6, 18 CPR Member Scholars and staff sent a letter to Sen. Elizabeth Warren expressing their support for her recently introduced bill, the Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, in particular its provisions to reform the regulatory system so that it works for all Americans. These provisions are just one component of the bill's comprehensive effort aimed at restoring the principles o
  • 30-Aug-18

    The Hill Op-Ed: Brett Kavanaugh's Opportunistic Corner Cutting

    The Hill Op-Ed: Brett Kavanaugh's Opportunistic Corner Cutting
    Tens of thousands of thoughtful - and not so thoughtful - words have been written about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's substantive positions on issues the court will face. At least one question has not been addressed, however: Is Judge Brett Kavanaugh so ideological about certain topics that he veers toward sloppiness?
  • 30-Aug-18

    Trump's Proposal to Replace the Clean Power Plan Endangers Public Health and the World's Climate

    Trump's Proposal to Replace the Clean Power Plan Endangers Public Health and the World's Climate
    In his first 19 months in office, Donald Trump has repeatedly defied established presidential norms -- so flagrantly that it almost obscures the many ways he's changed national policies for the worse. But despite all the scandals and mean-spirited tweets, it's likely that his most enduring impact will be his administration's systematic, reckless dismantling of ongoing efforts to curtail human-caus

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 19-Jul-18

    Religion as a Means of Mobilizing People

    Religion as a Means of Mobilizing People
      by Ece Esikara (Originally posted on http://blogs.brandeis.edu) I have never seen a religious leader working for the workers before. I have never heard a talk about religion in a ‘lefty’ space before. Before coming to Brandeis, as an activist and lefty high schooler, I worked in several organizations including feminist and socialist groups in my hometown of Istanbul, T
  • 27-Jun-18

    Supreme Court Delivers A Huge Blow to Millions of Workers

    Supreme Court Delivers A Huge Blow to Millions of Workers
      Today, the U.S. Supreme Court compromised one of our fundamental rights as working people when it ruled that government workers who choose not to join a union cannot be charged for the cost of collective bargaining. The decision in Janus vs. AFSCME overturns 40 years of precedence and invalidates the laws of 23 states. It also nullifies the wording in thousands of union contracts across th
  • 15-Jun-18

    Everybody’s Got the Right to Live, continued...

    Everybody’s Got the Right to Live, continued...
    Joseph Choi / Flickr by Julian Medrano Another critical pillar in improving lives and creating a just economy is ensuring that working people have access to paid sick days and paid family leave. The passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was a powerful step forward and provided millions with the right to take time to nurture their newborns, care for their loved ones, and care for

Affinity Partner Blogs

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

Ametros

  • 07-Sep-18

    Sales Spotlight: Mark Doherty

    Sales Spotlight: Mark Doherty
    Mark is Ametros' Senior Vice President of Business Development, and has been with us for 11 months. While Mark works remotely, he frequently visits the home office, so we got a chance to catch up with him!
  • 23-Aug-18

    Marques Featured on WCI-TV!

    Marques Featured on WCI-TV!
    This year at the 73rd Annual WCI Conference, our CEO, Marques Torbert, was lucky enough to get the chance to be featured on WCI-TV!
  • 23-Aug-18

    Successful Mediation Leads to More Support After Settlement for Injured Parties

    Successful Mediation Leads to More Support After Settlement for Injured Parties
    How does a severely injured party come to the decision to settle his or her claim? This is a question we are asked frequently and there isn’t a quick, easy answer. However, being honest with injured parties and exploring ways to address their specific needs is the best way to earn their trust — which is the first and most important part of the process.

Med Lien Solutions

  • 30-Aug-18

    Proudly Supporting the Lanier Trial Academy in Texas!

    Proudly Supporting the Lanier Trial Academy in Texas!
    Lanier Trial Academy Master Class SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2018 Med Lien Solutions is proudly supporting the Lanier Trial Academy Master Class conference at The Woodlands, Texas! We are the country’s fastest and most accurate lien resolution company, quickly resolving injured plaintiffs healthcare liens with Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, ERISA, Military and VA. We look forward to sharing [
  • 07-Aug-18

    CMS and Liability Medicare Set-Asides

    CMS and Liability Medicare Set-Asides
    CMS’s newest time frame to create a Liability Medicare Set Aside (“LMSA”) process has come and gone. Again. We’ve seen CMS make multiple attempts to create a process and then pull them back. CMS’s Liability Medicare Set-Aside History In 2012, CMS issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) requesting comment on potential rules; CMS […]
  • 16-Jul-18

    Med Lien Solutions Supports the M&L Summer Legal Forum

    Med Lien Solutions Supports the M&L Summer Legal Forum
    Med Lien Solutions  will be attending the M&L Summer Legal Forum Marketing conference July 18-22, 2018 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! As long time supporters of M&L, we are excited to share our lien resolution expertise and contribute to this collaborative group dedicated to success. Med Lien Solutions is the country’s most accurate and reliable lien resolution company, quickly […]

Med Max

  • 05-Apr-18

    Med Max Presenting Medicare Set-Aside Webinar 4.10.18

    Med Max Presenting Medicare Set-Aside Webinar 4.10.18
    Med Max’s Director of Business Development Ahmad Zeki will be co-presenting an informative Medicare Set-Aside live webinar on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 3pm EST! The topic will be ‘Pooled Special Needs Trusts and Medicare Set-Asides: Use Them Together to Settle the Case.’  We are proud to partner with Commonwealth Community Trust and Workers Injury Law Group (WILG) to provide […]
  • 16-Mar-18

    New Contractor Set to Take Over MSA Reviews

    New Contractor Set to Take Over MSA Reviews
    Medicare’s new Workers’ Compensation Review Contractor (“WCRC”) is set to take over all Medicare Set-Aside (“MSA”) reviews on Monday, March 19, 2018. The new contractor, Capitol Bridge, LLC, has stated it expects no changes to the process or timeframes for review. It has provided new contact information though: WCRC New Phone:                         833-295-3773 WCRC New Email:                   
  • 12-Mar-18

    Med Max Attending WILG Longshore Conference

    Med Max Attending WILG Longshore Conference
    Med Max is a long-time supporter of Workers Injury Law Group (WILG), and we are thrilled to be attending the Longshore Conference in New Orleans, LA on March 16-17, 2018! Med Max is a leading national provider of settlement services for injured plaintiffs.  We offer a unique opportunity to increase settlement values, while protecting your client’s future […]

Big Voodoo

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The Nomberg Law Firm

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 30-Aug-18

    Philadelphia Workers Comp Attorney Richard A. Jaffe Among ‘Best Lawyers’

    Philadelphia Workers Comp Attorney Richard A. Jaffe Among ‘Best Lawyers’
    The 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 has named Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney Richard A. Jaffe to its list of the ‘Best Lawyers’ in the United States for the fifth year in a row. “I’m honored to be included again on this prestigious list of attorneys throughout the country,” Jaffe said. “I...
  • 27-Aug-18

    Violence on the Job is a Serious Concern in Philadelphia

    Violence on the Job is a Serious Concern in Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania workplace violence is the fourth leading cause of employee deaths in the state, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, resulting in 22 deaths in a single year. That amounts to 13 percent of the total number of workplace deaths, which is only slightly less than the national average of 15 percent. Most...
  • 23-Jul-18

    Collecting Workers' Compensation after a Philly Work Accident

    Collecting Workers' Compensation after a Philly Work Accident
    The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania has affirmed a workers' compensation judge's denial of benefits to a man injured while driving to work. Penn Record reports the three-judge panel upheld dismissal of the employee's claim of injury benefits associated with a January 2015 car accident. The man claims he was a "traveling employee" on his way...

Jeff Zeelander, Esq.

  • 13-Aug-18

    OWCP Provider Number

    OWCP Provider Number
    In order for a medical provider to bill OWCP for medical care, the provider needs to register through OWCP's contractor to get a provider number. I have found that sometimes the process of registering for a provider number or straightening out problems with a provider number can become an obstacle to a physician's office being able to accept and treat federal workers compensation claimants. If you
  • 10-Aug-18

    OWCP allowing federal employee workers compensation paper files to be destroyed

    OWCP allowing federal employee workers compensation paper files to be destroyed
    Beginning in 2003, OWCP migrated from maintaining federal employees' workers compensation claims as paper files to an imaged system. When there is no activity for an extended period, paper files are shipped off to the federal record center. The federal record center destroys files after 15 years. If you had a pre 2003 paper file that is now considered a "retired" file, meaning it has been shipped
  • 06-Jul-18

    This is an interesting article for federal employees regarding offsets between FERS pensions and SSA benefits

    This is an interesting article for federal employees regarding offsets between FERS pensions and SSA benefits
    This is a little off topic from my usual OWCP related post, but federal employees should find this article interesting as it provides some accessible information explaining the interplay between your FERS and SSA benefits:https://www.fool.com/retirement/2018/06/19/can-my-pension-lower-my-social-security-benefits.aspx

Reinhardt, Harper & Davis, LLC

  • 27-Jul-18

    Construction Accidents Involving Bulldozers

    Construction Accidents Involving Bulldozers
    Bulldozer accidents can lead to severe construction worker injuries. The Richmond, VA lawyers of Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC consider the dangers and your legal options.
  • 02-Jul-18

    When Are Offsite Injuries Considered Work-related?

    When Are Offsite Injuries Considered Work-related?
    The workplace injury attorneys at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC go over the circumstances in which offsite injuries are considered work-related.
  • 28-Aug-17

    Construction Accidents Involving Crush Injuries

    Construction Accidents Involving Crush Injuries
    The construction accident attorneys at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC can help victims of crush injuries collect compensation for their damages.

Younce & Vtipil

  • 30-Jan-18

    N.C. Driver Education Law Went into Effect January 1, 2018

    N.C. Driver Education Law Went into Effect January 1, 2018
    It’s important to know how to respond if you see blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror and a police officer is signaling that you are being pulled over. Being stopped by the police can be extremely stressful, particularly if you are a young driver and have never been ticketed before. Based on a law The post N.C. Driver Education Law Went into Effect January 1, 2018 appeared first on Younce
  • 14-Nov-17

    Our Firm’s Ratings in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers 2018 Edition

    Our Firm’s Ratings in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers 2018 Edition
    Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik is pleased to announce that U.S. News and World Report has selected the firm to be included in the 2018 edition of Best Law Firms. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking The post Our Firm’s Ratings in the U.S. N
  • 14-Sep-17

    La Fiesta Del Pueblo 2017

    La Fiesta Del Pueblo 2017
    ¿Irá a La Fiesta del Pueblo para disfrutar de los alimentos, la cultura, el arte y la música en Raleigh? Asegúrese de pasar por el stand de Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik para hablar con el abogado hispanohablante de la firma. La firma jurídica de lesiones personales de Raleigh anunció hoy que tendrá a un abogado The post La Fiesta Del Pueblo 2017 appeared first on Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik, P.A

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