Want to host a national webinar? Offered by WILG alongside Trialsmith & SeminarWeb each month

Click here for webinar guidelines

Volunteer! Click here to find out how you can volunteer with WILG

Behavioral Medicine Associates - Behavioral Healthcare for Injured Workers Please call us at (516) 466-7077 to schedule an appointment.  Visit our website at http://www.behavemed.com

 

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

  • 16-Aug-17

    Summer: The Season of Sickness for America's Waters

    Summer: The Season of Sickness for America's Waters
    It's that time of year again. No, I don't mean time for back-to-school sales, last-ditch beach getaways, or Shark Week re-runs. Instead, I'm referring to the time of year when we're once again reminded just how sick our waterways are. Every year around this time, we read about massive dead zones and toxic algal blooms infecting large swaths of our nation's inland and coastal waters. The combinatio
  • 11-Aug-17

    200 Days and Counting: Pollution and Climate Change

    200 Days and Counting: Pollution and Climate Change
    Rolling back EPA regulations is one of the Trump administration's priorities. The most notable example is Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aimed to cut CO2 emissions from power plants. The other rule that has gotten considerable attention is the so-called WOTUS rule, which defines federal jurisdiction to regulate wetlands and watersheds. But these are not the only rules in the crosshairs.
  • 07-Aug-17

    The Hill Op-Ed: The House Recently Sided with Big Banks over Consumers

    The Hill Op-Ed: The House Recently Sided with Big Banks over Consumers
    Did you read the fine print when you signed up for your credit card, a loan on your car, or a new checking account? Chances are, you missed an important provision called a "forced arbitration clause." This provision says that if the bank or credit card company has made a mistake it refuses to correct, or even cheated you out of money, you cannot sue to attempt to get your money back. Instead, you

U.S Department of Labor

  • 16-Aug-17

    Inclusion and Innovation: Expanding the American Apprenticeship Model

    Inclusion and Innovation: Expanding the American Apprenticeship Model
    Body:  Apprenticeships involve training toward a specific professional role and a promise to achieve that role and a career path. Post-World War II America saw a generation of workers who were unlikely to have gone to college, but rather learned their trades on the job. What they missed in the classroom, they made up for with experience and, in doing so, fueled the greatest period of social m
  • 16-Aug-17

    Building on a Proud History of Apprenticeship

    Building on a Proud History of Apprenticeship
    Body: Apprentices earn as they learn. For over 100 years, North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and its signatory contractors have funded and operated a skilled craft apprenticeship system that is the envy of the world. Our apprenticeship and workplace-based training is an “earn while you learn?? system that offers young people the chance to learn from the best trained construction w
  • 16-Aug-17

    Celebrating 80 Years of Promoting Apprenticeship

    Celebrating 80 Years of Promoting Apprenticeship
    Body:  The Department of Labor is committed to increasing the number of quality apprenticeships in the United States.   Apprenticeships have played an important role throughout our nation’s history, building and shaping the structures of our communities, and strengthening our economy. America’s workforce has evolved since the Colonial days, but apprenticeships remain a valuable pathway for Am

Working Immigrants

  • 16-Aug-17

    Pro Publica / NPR expose of Florida deportations of injured workers

    Pro Publica / NPR expose of Florida deportations of injured workers
      Florida passed a law in 2003 that made a crime out of misrepresentation by use of a social security number. Almost by definition, any unauthorized person put on a regular payroll is violating that law. The state’s anti-fraud unit has used this law to arrest unauthorized workers injured at work who file workers’ compensation […]
  • 16-Aug-17

    English language skills of low skilled immigrants

    English language skills of low skilled immigrants
    The English language proficiency of immigrants has increased, most notably in the past ten or so years. This upward trend is seen in important groups such as Mexicans. But English language proficiency of Mexican immigrants declined in the 1990s. What was the impact of that, and why did it happen? The explanation has to do […]
  • 14-Aug-17

    Immigration a lifeline for Midwestern cities

    Immigration a lifeline for Midwestern cities
      The Chicago Council on Global Affairs reports that metro areas in the Midwest are aging and are growing much more slowly than the nation as a whole. Midwest metro population rose by only 7% from 2000 to 2015 compared to 14% for the nation. In the 2000-2015 period immigrant populations in the Midwest rose […]

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 15-Aug-17

    Workers protest over bathroom breaks at chicken plant in Morganton

    Workers protest over bathroom breaks at chicken plant in Morganton
     From WBTV-3: by Steve Ohnesorge A few dozen protesters marched outside of the Case Farms chicken processing plant in Morganton, hoping to meet with company officials. They were concerned about conditions for workers inside the facility. Former workers said one big problem for those currently on the job is a lack of bathroom access when the
  • 14-Aug-17

    On Charlottesville and White Terrorism

    On Charlottesville and White Terrorism
    by Interfaith Worker Justice The terrorism perpetrated by white supremacists in Charlottesville this weekend is a vile reminder of the hatred and violent bigotry so deeply embedded in our nation. Interfaith Worker Justice condemns this terror and calls on federal, state, and local officials to prosecute those engaged in this weekend’s terrorism to t
  • 09-Aug-17

    WA Farmworker's Death Motivates March, Protest

    WA Farmworker's Death Motivates March, Protest
    From Public News Service: by Eric Tegethoff Farmworkers and community members are demanding accountability from Sarbanand Farms in Whatcom County, after a worker died there over the weekend.Workers say Honesto Silva Ibarra complained to his employer about feeling ill before he collapsed in the fields last week. Ibarra took himself to a hospital in

Affinity Partner Blogs

Big Voodoo

Ametros

  • 11-Aug-17

    Ametros Sales Spotlight: Vanessa Chance

    Ametros Sales Spotlight: Vanessa Chance
    We caught up with Vanessa to hear about her experience and love for Ametros! Vanessa resides in Walnut Creek, California and has been with Ametros for a little over a year.
  • 04-Aug-17

    Choosing an Administrator for Your Medicare Set Aside Account

    Choosing an Administrator for Your Medicare Set Aside Account
    By Marques Torbert, Chief Executive Officer Selecting a professional administrator is an important decision, after all, the administrator is the one who will be managing the injured party’s Medicare Set Aside account typically for the rest of their lives. When deciding which administrator to go with, there are many factors that should be taken into consideration, includi
  • 02-Aug-17

    How to Help Frustrated Injured Workers OUT of the Work Comp System

    How to Help Frustrated Injured Workers OUT of the Work Comp System
    By Michael Stack, Principal of Amaxx Risk Solutions Imagine a scenario where an injured worker, who’s been receiving workers’ compensation benefits for years and has shown no interest in settling, is suddenly willing and even happy to do so, and both he and the payer are pleased with the agreement. The payer gets the long-term claim off the books, and the injured worker has someon

Med Lien Solutions

  • 08-Aug-17

    Making Medicare’s Automatic Reductions Automatic

    Making Medicare’s Automatic Reductions Automatic
    Medicare lien resolution can be a headache for many law firms; but if you know its rules, you can take advantage of some helpful regulations. For example, many lawyers ask us about Medicare’s automatic reductions. Here’s the thing: They’re only automatic if you give Medicare what it needs to calculate the reductions.   Medicare’s reductions […]
  • 31-Jul-17

    Med Lien Solutions at the WA State Association for Justice Annual Convention

    Med Lien Solutions at the WA State Association for Justice Annual Convention
    Med Lien Solutions is a proud supporter of the Washington State Association for Justice and we are excited to exhibit at the Annual Convention August 3-6, 2017 in Vancouver, BC!   Better Lien Resolution Matters when resolving health care liens for your injured plaintiffs with Medicare, Medicaid, Private Insurance, Military and VA. Our expertise ensures your clients net the highest […]
  • 18-Jul-17

    Join Us at the AAJ Boston Convention

    Join Us at the AAJ Boston Convention
    American Association for Justice Convention JULY 22-25, 2017 Going to the AAJ Convention in Boston, MA July 22-25, 2017? We would love to meet up and share our lien resolution expertise with you! As a long-time, proud supporter of the AAJ, Med Lien Solutions is excited to be exhibiting in Boston. We are the country’s fastest and […]

Needles

  • 28-Jul-17

    Needles and TrialWorks Merger: Frequently Asked Questions

    Needles and TrialWorks Merger: Frequently Asked Questions
    Following our recent announcement about our merger with TrialWorks, we have received many client inquiries and thought it might be helpful to create a Frequently Asked Questions blog to clear up any confusion.  We encourage you to reach out to our team with any further questions or concerns.  We are very excited about the future […] The post Needles and TrialWorks Merger: Frequently Asked Que
  • 21-Jul-17

    Needles Announces a Partnership

    Needles Announces a Partnership
    Ridge Road Capital Partners and its principals, Adam Jiwan and Michael Mager, have today completed the merger of TrialWorks and Needles, two of the most successful and trusted brands in the legal software industry. These two companies have a combined 55 years of operating history and over 2,500 law firm clients. The combination of TrialWorks […] The post Needles Announces a Partnership appear
  • 03-Jul-17

    Confessions of a Tech-Fearing Solo Practitioner

    Confessions of a Tech-Fearing Solo Practitioner
    The following account was gleaned from an interview with the founder of a family run law practice in Eastern Washington: The Cascade Mountains divide eastern and western Washington. The two regions are as different as night and day in demographics, the lay and look of the land, climate, and politics. The King of the western […] The post Confessions of a Tech-Fearing Solo Practitioner appeared

Med Max

  • 13-Jul-17

    Medicare Set-Asides are No Longer Set in Stone

    Medicare Set-Asides are No Longer Set in Stone
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has long followed a clear path toward revising MSAs: You couldn’t. CMS has finally changed its tune. Its newest Workers Compensation Medicare Set-Aside User Guide lays out those changes. First – let’s review the soon-to-be-forgotten, defunct MSA re-review process. The old process did not allow re-review where […]
  • 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 […]

Litify

Member Blogs

The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 11-Aug-17

    WHY HIRE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER?

    WHY HIRE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAWYER?
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm If you are on the fence about hiring a lawyer to handle your workers’ compensation case, read this article.  There are many reasons to hire a lawyer to handle your workers’ compensation case.  In the age of do-it-yourself, this is one area we suggest hiring a specialist. For starters, […] The post WHY HIRE A WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW
  • 20-Jul-17

    UH-OH FOR UBER: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS MAY NOT RECEIVE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS

    UH-OH FOR UBER: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS MAY NOT RECEIVE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BENEFITS
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Uber, the popular ride sharing service, has only become available in Alabama within the past year or so.  The company has taken some criticism, however, due to the fact that their drivers are classified as independent contractors as opposed to employees.  As an effect, drivers are unable […] The post UH-OH FOR UBER: INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
  • 10-Jul-17

    PROACTIVE NOT REACTIVE

    PROACTIVE NOT REACTIVE
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm It is unfortunate when it takes something bad happening for change to be implemented. We have seen this countless times throughout society. After 9/11, more stringent checkpoints were put in place. After the devastating loss of a child, the Amber Alert System was put in place. […] The post PROACTIVE NOT REACTIVE appeared first on The Nombe

Reinhardt, Harper & Davis, LLC

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 26-Jul-17

    Coming-and-Going Rule in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation

    Coming-and-Going Rule in Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation
    The workers' compensation system in Pennsylvania is designed to protect workers who are injured, disabled, or killed in the course and scope of employment. While this may seem very straightforward, our Philadelphia workers' compensation attorneys know that disputes frequently arise over the question of whether one's commute should be covered.  The average person with a...
  • 28-Jun-17

    Bike-A-Thon Raises Change For Cancer Research

    Bike-A-Thon Raises Change For Cancer Research
    The American Cancer Society has so far raised more than $1.3 million at its annual Bike-a-thon from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, New Jersey. A total of 3,468 riders on 211 teams participated in the 67.5-mile-long ride on June 11, including attorney Richard A. Jaffe of Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC. Jaffe participated in...
  • 27-Jun-17

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Decision Is Affecting Workers Statewide

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Decision Is Affecting Workers Statewide
    Last week, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled Section 306 (a.2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act unconstitutional, a landmark case with significant implications for injured workers across the Commonwealth. The section in question allowed workers’ compensation insurance carriers to secure an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE) following the expiration of temporary total disability (TTD) benefit

Younce & Vtipil

  • 17-Jul-17

    Can I Be Fired from My Job for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in North Carolina?

    Can I Be Fired from My Job for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in North Carolina?
    If you were hurt on the job in North Carolina, you should not have to worry about whether filing a workers’ compensation claim will result in your termination. Can I be fired for filing a workers’ comp claim in NC? In short, the answer is no – at least not legally. There are laws in The post Can I Be Fired from My Job for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in North Carolina? appeared first on Younce &a
  • 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.

Jeff Zeelander, Esq.

Foster Law