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Working Immigrants

  • 15-Jan-19

    Some popular conceptions on illegals, crime and the wall

    Some popular conceptions on illegals, crime and the wall
    Around a third of U.S. adults (35%) incorrectly said that most immigrants are in the country illegally, while 6% said about half of all immigrants are here illegally and half legally. (Right answer: one quarter.) A majority of non-college grads of both Republican and Democratic leanings said in June 2018 that most immigrants are here […]
  • 13-Jan-19

    U.S. stands out for positive views on immigration

    U.S. stands out for positive views on immigration
    The U.S, Japan and Spain stand out among 27 countries in terms of positive regard for immigration. Worldwide, a record 258 million people lived outside their country of birth in 2017, up from 153 million in 1990. Their share of the global population is also up, reaching 3.4% in 2017, compared with 2.9% in 1990. […]
  • 11-Jan-19

    Worldwide migration: those actively planning to migrate

    Worldwide migration: those actively planning to migrate
    Gallup analyzed in 2012 how many people who wanted to migrate were in fact actively planning to migrate. It found that among those who say that they want to migrate permanently, 8% plan to do so in the next 12 months and of those 39% were actually preparing to move. Gallup’s published figures are worldwide, […]

U.S Department of Labor

  • 06-Dec-18

    MSHA Honors America’s Miners

    MSHA Honors America’s Miners
    MSHA Honors America’s Miners On National Miners Day, America honors the 325,000 men and women who work in nearly 13,000 surface and underground mines across the United States.   The hard work of America’s miners helps keep our nation strong and prosperous. Just as we rely on farmers to provide the food we put on our tables, Americans depend on miners to extract raw materials for products we us
  • 16-Nov-18

    National Apprenticeship Week: More Apprenticeships, More Opportunity

    National Apprenticeship Week: More Apprenticeships, More Opportunity
    National Apprenticeship Week: More Apprenticeships, More Opportunity National Apprenticeship Week celebrates the opportunities that apprenticeships offer for Americans to learn skills for good, family-sustaining jobs. Apprenticeships provide paid, relevant workplace experiences and opportunities to develop skills job creators demand. President Trump’s Administration is working to expand apprent
  • 09-Nov-18

    Job Creators that Hire Veterans

    Job Creators that Hire Veterans
    Job Creators that Hire Veterans Created as a result of legislation signed by President Donald J. Trump, the HIRE Vets Medallion Program recognizes job creators that recruit, hire, and retain America’s veterans. This week, the Department announced recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award. Honorees include small businesses, community-based nonprofits, and national com

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

Ametros

  • 09-Jan-19

    New Year, New Website Updates

    New Year, New Website Updates
    Ametros, the leader in professional administration of workers’ comp and personal liability cases, announces the launch of an updated website!
  • 09-Jan-19

    New Update to WCMSA Reference Guide v.2.9

    New Update to WCMSA Reference Guide v.2.9
    The new year brought a few new changes to the Workers' Compensation Medicare Set Aside Reference Guide. Below is the announcement of the updated CMS reference guide. The changes noted are:
  • 07-Jan-19

    Top 5 Blog Posts of the Year 2018

    Top 5 Blog Posts of the Year 2018
    As we look back on the past year and analyze what content our members and clients enjoy reading, we found the top 5 most-viewed blog posts and articles of the year.

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

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

Litify

Member Blogs

The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 21-Dec-18

    TRAVELING ABROAD? ACT NOW!

    TRAVELING ABROAD? ACT NOW!
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm If you plan to travel abroad this summer, here are some things to consider doing now. It is never too early to start planning for your trip as the summer will be here quickly and the to-do list will continue to lengthen. Travel Pre-check– TSA pre-check provides […]
  • 03-Dec-18

    TRUCK ACCIDENT LIABILITY

    TRUCK ACCIDENT LIABILITY
    Sharing a new article from our friends Chappell, Smith and Arden in South Carolina about truck accidents. For more information, please visit https://www.chappellsmitharden.com/practice-areas/trucking-accidents/. One of the complexities in litigating a truck accident is identifying which party holds responsibility for causing the crash. Beyond the truck driver and any other motorists involved in th
  • 12-Nov-18

    I’M HOSTING A HOLIDAY PARTY AT MY HOUSE. WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES TO MY GUESTS?

    I’M HOSTING A HOLIDAY PARTY AT MY HOUSE. WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES TO MY GUESTS?
      by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm SOCIAL HOST LIABILTY: Know the Law and How it Could Affect You With the holidays and abundance of holiday parties right around the corner, social hosts need to be aware of how the law affects them when hosting a party, particularly when serving alcohol to their […]

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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Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 19-Sep-18

    Cancer Risk for Pennsylvania Flight Attendants

    Cancer Risk for Pennsylvania Flight Attendants
    Flight attendants face numerous work-related hazards, dealing with everything from potential falls in blocked aisles to muscle strains from lifting heavy bags into overhead compartments and occasionally dealing with an unruly passenger. However, we don’t generally think of “cancer” as a typical work hazard for flight attendants. Researchers with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of...
  • 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...

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

Foster Law

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