Government

Feb 06, 2017

Removing The Safety Net: A National Trend Of Benefit Reductions For Injured Workers

By |February 6th, 2017|Government, Legislation, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Catherine Stanton, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano. Benefits for injured workers' continue to be under attack throughout the country. In New York, there have been a number of changes in the last decade, all in the name of reform. These reforms were encouraging at first as [...]

Jan 26, 2017

Drug Formularies, Part 2: Pharmacy Benefit Managers and Drug Prices

By |January 26th, 2017|Government, Insurance, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Mylan CEO Heather Bresch testified before the House Oversight Committee about her company’s increase in the price of life-saving EpiPens by more than 500 percent since 2007. Today's post comes from guest author Jon Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. This fall, most Americans were outraged at revelations that the price of life-saving EpiPens had [...]

Dec 15, 2016

Department of Labor Weighs In on New Age of Salary Servitude for ‘Executives’

By |December 15th, 2016|employment law, Government, Legislation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Roger Moore, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.Most of the U.S. workforce has the right, provided by the Fair Labor Standards Act, to be paid overtime for working more than 40 hours in a week. Before the federal government set rules for overtime, most employees worked longer hours, and millions [...]

Dec 12, 2016

Labor Report Urges Study Of A Federal Role In State Workers’ Comp Laws

By |December 12th, 2016|Government, Legislation, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Howard Berkes and Michael Grabell have been investigating the decline of workers' compensation for Pro Publica and NPR. Today's post comes from guest author Edgar Romano, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano.Howard Berkes and Michael Grabell have been shining a light on the deterioration of state workers' compensation benefits over the last decade. A [...]

Sep 15, 2016

Let OSHA Do Its Job

By |September 15th, 2016|Government, Legislation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

OSHA is being prevented from fulfilling its mission. Today’s post comes from guest author Paul McAndrew, from the Paul McAndrew Law Firm.In 1970, Congress passed the Occupational Safety & Health Act (the Act), which created the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Among other things, the Act requires every employer to provide a safe workplace. [...]

Dec 23, 2015

Hidden Fees In North Carolina

By |December 23rd, 2015|Government, Legislation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

NBC Nightly News reported on December 9, 2015 that North Carolina is one of the worst states when it comes to charging hidden fees for traffic tickets. The segment reported that hidden fees in NC increased an original traffic ticket of $30 over seven fold to $218. While the State has to find funding for [...]

Nov 12, 2015

Call “Reform” What It Is: Death By A Thousand Cuts For Workers’ Rights

By |November 12th, 2015|Government, Legislation, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Catherine Stanton, from Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano.This week I attended the 20th anniversary of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) in Chicago. I am a proud past president of this group – the only national Workers’ Compensation bar association dedicated to representing injured workers'.   [...]

Oct 20, 2015

States with Opt-Out Workers’ Comp System are Strict on Injured Workers

By |October 20th, 2015|Government, Legislation, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Dallas attorney Bill Minick (Photo credit Dylan Hollingsworth for ProPublica) Texas and Oklahoma have both adopted an “opt-out” system for Workers’ Compensation. ProPublica along with NPR recently published an in-depth look at the results in these two states. Under this system, employers can opt-out of state mandated workers'’ compensation insurance by creating their own policy [...]

Sep 24, 2015

Public Financing Makes Our Justices More Fair

By |September 24th, 2015|Elections, Government, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A study titled “Does Public Financing Affect Judicial Behavior?...” was recently published by three political scientists who looked at North Carolina’s Supreme Court. From 2001 until 2013 (for eleven years) North Carolina had an optional public financing system, making it the perfect case study. The conclusion of the study? Yes. Public financing made justices on [...]

Aug 20, 2015

Justice Scalia’s Influence on Legal Writing is Questioned

By |August 20th, 2015|Government, Uncategorized, United States Supreme Court|0 Comments

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law School and Constitutional Law ScholarErwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California Irvine School of Law School and author of the textbook Constitutional Law, recently wrote an op-ed for the L.A. Times in which he noted a pattern he has seen in [...]