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The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 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 […]
  • 10-Oct-18

    RIDESHARING LIABILITY – DO YOU NEED ADDITIONAL AUTOMOBILE COVERAGE?

    RIDESHARING LIABILITY – DO YOU NEED ADDITIONAL AUTOMOBILE COVERAGE?
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm After attending your friend’s birthday party across town, you “call” an Uber* to take your group home. This seems like the responsible thing to do. Your Uber driver arrives, picking up your group and starts the drive home. Within a few minutes, a crash occurs and you […]
  • 21-Sep-18

    YOU MEAN THAT MY EMPLOYER CAN READ MY TWEETS? AND FIRE ME AFTER READING MY TWEETS? WHAT DO MY TWEETS HAVE TO DO WITH MY JOB???!!

    YOU MEAN THAT MY EMPLOYER CAN READ MY TWEETS? AND FIRE ME AFTER READING MY TWEETS? WHAT DO MY TWEETS HAVE TO DO WITH MY JOB???!!
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm Believe it or not, the holder of a top-level job or internship can wash their career down the drain after off-color language or sarcasm directed towards a topic, unrelated to their job, while they were mad on their Twitter account. The power of social media is ever […]

Jeff Zeelander, Esq.

  • 04-Nov-18

    OWCP no longer putting claims personnel names on correspondence

    OWCP no longer putting claims personnel names on correspondence
    If you have gotten mail from OWCP since late August, you may have noticed that OWCP claims personnel names no longer appear on most documents. Instead, on the page that should have a signature line, you will see what is called a QR code at the bottom left, it sort of resembles a square bar code. That code contains various information including the name of the author in the format of their first na
  • 29-Oct-18

    Sometimes you can get reimbursed for legal fees and other expenses related to your OWCP claim

    Sometimes you can get reimbursed for legal fees and other expenses related to your OWCP claim
    This is a topic I have previously posted, but its important and bears repeating. If you are receiving a check from OWCP and are also entitled to Social Security Disability payments from SSA, you may be able to recover legal fees and other unreimbursed expenses through your Social Security disability claim. If SSA is reducing your check, they are taking an "offset" because you are receiving a ch
  • 18-Oct-18

    Submitting FECA medical bills and reimbursement requests to OWCP

    Submitting FECA medical bills and reimbursement requests to OWCP
    Recently, a client was complaining that nothing had happened with her request for reimbursement for traveling to an OWCP directed medical exam. After spending more time on this than seemed reasonable, I was able to determine that the problem was that she uploaded the reimbursement through the ECOMP interface. The problem is that reimbursement and bills must be mailed to the DFEC Mailbox address:Th

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

Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

Working Immigrants

  • 11-Nov-18

    Time line of the citizen census question

    Time line of the citizen census question
      The Census Bureau’s current plan The Census Bureau plans to use the same wording as what is already used in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, which asks respondents to check one of five categories to describe their citizenship status. Three categories apply to people who are U.S. citizens at birth: born in the […]
  • 10-Nov-18

    Hispanic vote in mid-term elections

    Hispanic vote in mid-term elections
    A record 29 million Latinos were eligible to vote – 12.8% of all eligible voters, a new high. In actual voting, Latinos appeared to be 11% of voters. An estimated 69% of Latinos voted for the Democratic candidate and 29% backed the Republican candidate. 27% of Latino voters said they were voting for the first […]
  • 09-Nov-18

    Persian Gulf guest worker programs

    Persian Gulf guest worker programs
    Most advanced counties allow for immigrants to settle down, have families, and become citizens. This creates the gains and stresses of assimilation. No so with some Persian Gulf countries. Qatar is extremely open to and dependent on migrant workers, who are roughly 94% of the workforce and 70% of its population. But these workers are […]

U.S Department of Labor

  • 09-Nov-18

    Job Creators that Hire Veterans

    Job Creators that Hire Veterans
    Body: 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 companies. Watch these vid
  • 01-Oct-18

    America’s Workforce: Empowering All

    America’s Workforce: Empowering All
    Body:  blog-20181001-NDEAM.png   During National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), we recommit to ensuring all Americans can access good, safe, family-sustaining jobs. This year’s NDEAM theme, America’s Workforce: Empowering All, recognizes the importance of ensuring all Americans can participate in our nation’s vibrant workforce. Americans want to
  • 28-Sep-18

    Apprenticeship Program Launches Career in Community Healthcare

    Apprenticeship Program Launches Career in Community Healthcare
    Body:       Adriana Pacheco A unique Southern California apprenticeship program has helped Adriana Pacheco launch a new career in healthcare, where she helps improve patient health through community outreach. Adriana had graduated from Sonoma State University in 2014 with a double major in anthropology and Spanish. While she was not interested in becoming a clinician or doctor, the experience

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

  • 08-Nov-18

    The Language of Mediation

    The Language of Mediation
    Mediation can play an important part in settlement, helping both sides communicate and come to an agreement. However, a lot of terms might be foreign, terms such as caucus, ADR, and transformative mediation.
  • 31-Oct-18

    Sales Spotlight: Vanessa Chance

    Sales Spotlight: Vanessa Chance
    We had the opportunity to catch up with one of our Sales Managers, Vanessa Chance. Vanessa has been a Regional Sales Manager of Northern California for 2 and a half years, and has been in sales in the workers' comp industry for 10 years. Keep reading to find out more about her role, lifestyle, and favorite scary movie!
  • 29-Oct-18

    Ametros President Porter Leslie to Discuss Managing Lifetime Healthcare Costs at NSSTA

    Ametros President Porter Leslie to Discuss Managing Lifetime Healthcare Costs at NSSTA
    San Diego, Calif. (October 29, 2018) — How do you determine how much money it will take to cover the future medical care for someone who has sustained a serious injury?  What resources do injured parties have after settling their cases?

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 […]

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