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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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Foster Law

The Nomberg Law Firm

  • 12-Apr-17

    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ON THE APPELLATE LEVEL

    WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ON THE APPELLATE LEVEL
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm The start of baseball season has officially begun as Major League Baseball kicked off the season with Opening Day.  MLB features professional athletes in the major leagues, but minor league baseball is also prevalent.  There are many different levels to baseball: AAA, AA, high A and low […] The post WORKERS’ COMPENSATION ON THE APPEL
  • 04-Apr-17

    TEMPUS FUGIT

    TEMPUS FUGIT
    by Joel M. Nomberg, Of Counsel, The Nomberg Law Firm Time flies.  How appropriate is this axiom when your two lawyer sons in Birmingham remind you that on April 4, 2017, I will celebrate 50 years as a member of the Alabama State Bar. This milestone encompasses so many memories and changes; from a class […] The post TEMPUS FUGIT appeared first on The Nomberg Law Firm.
  • 22-Mar-17

    TECHNOLOGY MAKING WAVES IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

    TECHNOLOGY MAKING WAVES IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
    by Bernard D. Nomberg, Partner, The Nomberg Law Firm In the age of virtual reality, virtual assistants, and virtual employment, it’s no secret technology has been on the rise in the past decade.  Technology has been rapidly evolving and makings its way into various areas of life.  More recently, however, technology has had implications in […] The post TECHNOLOGY MAKING WAVES IN WORKERS’

Younce & Vtipil

  • 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.
  • 16-Feb-17

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases and Causes

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases and Causes
    If someone were to mention workers’ compensation fraud to you, what would be your first guess at who is generally responsible? Is it employees? That’s what a lot of people wrongly think. According to a poll conducted on Claims Journal’s website, employee fraud was cited as the number one kind of workers’ compensation fraud. But The post Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases and Causes appeared first
  • 26-Jan-17

    The Most Common Construction Site Injuries—And How to Avoid Them

    The Most Common Construction Site Injuries—And How to Avoid Them
    Construction injuries are some of the most common workplace injuries in the United States. With all the heavy equipment, scaffolding, unstable surfaces, swinging overhead loads and other hazards, construction sites can be very dangerous. With the proper safety precautions and training, construction workers can learn how to recognize and avoid many hazardous situations. There are The post The Most

Reinhardt, Harper & Davis, LLC

Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC

  • 27-Feb-17

    Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Endanger Philadelphia Construction Workers

    Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Endanger Philadelphia Construction Workers
    Many construction workers injure their muscles, tendons, joints, or ligaments as the workers are trying to perform their jobs.  These types of injuries are called work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) if they happen due to the performance of work tasks. These injuries can cause construction workers to miss an average of 13 days work, according to…
  • 30-Jan-17

    Workers’ Compensation for Truckers in Philly

    Workers’ Compensation for Truckers in Philly
    A truck accident in Philadelphia sent a truck driver and another motorist to the hospital recently. The accident also resulted in a massive fire that required 50 firefighters to get the situation under control. The incident occurred when a tractor-trailer hit an SUV which was at a gas station. The tractor-trailer caught fire and was…
  • 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…

Workers' Compensation & Safety Organizations

Interfaith Worker Justice

  • 18-Apr-17

    A Race to the Bottom for Auto Parts Workers

    A Race to the Bottom for Auto Parts Workers
    From OurFuture: By Dave Johnson Some states have cut worker safety protections and made it difficult for unions to do their job. They say they do this to attract jobs and businesses. What they are really doing is hurting human beings in their race to the bottom, and the nation is following their lead. Lowering Wage And Safety Standards What happens when a
  • 17-Apr-17

    More government oversight could have averted tragedy

    More government oversight could have averted tragedy
    Photo credit: KMOV via AP From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: by Laura Barrett, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice Dozens of friends and relatives are mourning the death of four workers who suffered and died from the explosion at Loy-Lange Box Co. last week. It’s worth noting that the Post-Dispatch reports (April 5) R
  • 17-Apr-17

    35 demonstrators, including clergy, arrested during ICE protest in downtown L.A.

    35 demonstrators, including clergy, arrested during ICE protest in downtown L.A.
    Photo credit: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice From the Los Angeles Times: by Veronica Rocha Police arrested 35 demonstrators Thursday in downtown Los Angeles during a protest over recent actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, officials said. The demonstrators were cited for refusing to comply with police command

Working Immigrants

  • 10-Apr-17

    Unauthorized dairy workers in Vermont in a time of Trump

    Unauthorized dairy workers in Vermont in a time of Trump
    “Undocumented on the farm: inside the life of a Vermont migrant dairy worker,?? by Terry Allen, appeared on Vermont Digger. Here are some nuggets from the best reporting I’ve seen on unauthorized workers at time of the Trump administration. A thousand- plus dairy workers Carlos [not his real name] just wanted a job. “It’s hard, […]
  • 08-Apr-17

    Six Million Children of unauthorized parents

    Six Million Children of unauthorized parents
    “Millions of Children, Citizens Impacted by U.S. Immigration Enforcement,” by Tory Johnson (April 3, 2017) reports that: “More than 16 million people in the United States live with at least one undocumented family member, often a parent, who may be targeted for deportation. More than eight million of these residents are citizens. And the majority […]
  • 04-Apr-17

    Foreign healthcare workers in the U.S. – one out of six

    Foreign healthcare workers in the U.S. – one out of six
    The size of this workforce is neatly described here, with comments about the impact of Trump – driven lowering of immigration flows. the Migration Policy Institute also as a brief on foreign health professionals.  27% of all doctors are foreign born. Between 2006 and 2010 alone, the size of the foreign born healthcare workforce increased […]

U.S Department of Labor

  • 22-Mar-17

    By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Continues Downward Trend

    By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Continues Downward Trend
    ? The jobless rate for all veterans edged down to 4.3 percent in 2016 from 4.6 percent in 2015.
  • 21-Mar-17

    Trailblazing Women in STEM

    Trailblazing Women in STEM
    During National Women’s History Month, we recognize trailblazing work being done to bring more women into science and technology fields.
  • 16-Mar-17

    #WomenVets

    #WomenVets
    Yesterday, staff from the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service hosted a Twitter chat to share resources for women veterans.

Center for Progressive Reform

  • 21-Mar-17

    Trumping Innovation

    Trumping Innovation
    Yale economist William Baumol has written extensively on the connection between innovation and economic productivity. He has demonstrated that the United States has long been committed to promoting innovation, and through innovation, virtuous circles of economic growth are created. Unfortunately, the current administration appears committed to curtailing, even stopping, that growth.
  • 20-Mar-17

    As EPA Embarks on Dangerous Experiment in Federalism, How Will States Respond?

    As EPA Embarks on Dangerous Experiment in Federalism, How Will States Respond?
    In the early 1970s, Congress passed the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act on nearly unanimous votes. The overwhelming support for these new laws reflected not only the horrific condition of America's air, water, and landscape at the time, but also an appreciation of the collective action problem states faced, necessitating federal action. The major environmental laws that passed in the following y
  • 16-Mar-17

    President's Reckless Budget Proposal Would Gut Agencies, Endanger Our Health and Environment

    President's Reckless Budget Proposal Would Gut Agencies, Endanger Our Health and Environment
    The president's "skinny budget" is a particularly apt description for a proposal that would leave crucial protector agencies too emaciated to safeguard our health, safety, and environment. Whether it's pipeline inspectors to protect our land and water from oil spills, or workplace safety inspectors to ensure our family members return home safely from their jobs, or environmental inspectors to prev

Affinity Partner Blogs

Case Pacer

  • 29-Mar-17

    NFL Concussion Cases: The Latest

    NFL Concussion Cases: The Latest
    The five-year fight between the National Football League (NFL) and former players is finally coming to an end.  The United States Supreme Court denied a request to review the NFL’s settlement with retired players who had accused the league of hiding the facts about the dangers of head trauma.  This decision allows for some of … Continue reading NFL Concussion Cases: The Latest → The po
  • 22-Mar-17

    Helping Someone in Distress Under the Good Samaritan Law

    Helping Someone in Distress Under the Good Samaritan Law
    One of the most common questions your law firm may receive from clients is regarding “Good Samaritan?? laws in your state and how they apply to a claim they are considering filing. Good Samaritan laws offer legal protection to individuals who voluntarily help those who are in injured, in danger, or otherwise incapacitated. These laws … Continue reading Helping Someone in Distress Under the G
  • 15-Mar-17

    Listservs: Why is it Important to Be Involved?

    Listservs: Why is it Important to Be Involved?
    A listserv is an internet-based discussion group comprised of individual subscribers.  Discussions take place via opt-in and opt-out emails.  Listservs are not a new concept and some consider the concept to be outdated.  Blogs and online forums are other, newer ways to accomplish similar goals.  But many experienced and extremely knowledgeable attorneys continue to use … Continue reading Lis

Needles

  • 19-Mar-17

    Artificial Intelligence – How it’s changing the Legal Profession

    Artificial Intelligence – How it’s changing the Legal Profession
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) might seem like it’s something out of a Sci-Fi movie, but the futuristic technology has already had a transformative impact on many industries, including the legal profession. Also referred to as cognitive computing, AI was making its early inroads into the legal business two decades ago when law firms began using personal […] The post Artificial Intelligence – Ho
  • 06-Mar-17

    Why Clients Sometimes Opt Out of a Legal Case Management Software Suite

    Why Clients Sometimes Opt Out of a Legal Case Management Software Suite
    Even the most customizable, intuitive legal case management program takes time and patience to master – it’s called a learning curve. Unfortunately, feeling the burden of managing a busy legal practice, some firms abandon a solid case management program before they’ve had a chance to master it. We’ve earned industry-wide plaudits for the breadth and […] The post Why Clients Sometimes Opt Out
  • 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

Tabush Group

  • 09-Mar-17

    We'll be at the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW!

    We'll be at the 2017 ABA TECHSHOW!
    Our team will be in Chicago next week, March 15 - 18, to participate in the ABA TECHSHOW Conference & Expo, hosted by the American Bar Association Law Practice Division. I had the opportunity to attend the show last year, and was very impressed. This year, I'm looking forward to us being one of the exhibitors! You'll find us at BOOTH #806.
  • 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
  • 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