Legislation

Jan 18, 2019

2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 18th, 2019|fighting fraud, Fraud, Legislation, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on 2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

  2018 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases  By: Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. and Law Clerk, Alondra Bribiesca Raleigh, North Carolina Non-Employee Fraud Cases - 10   $ 99.7 Million Employee Fraud Cases - 0   $ 0                   Total Fraud   $ 99.7 Million Three of the Top Ten Cases in 2018 [...]

Mar 20, 2017

MORE changes to Work Comp: Elimination of Court Reporters & Appeals Commission?

By |March 20th, 2017|Budget Bill changes, Legislation, Scott Walker, Uncategorized, Work Comp Legislation|0 Comments

  Budget Bill Proposes Eliminating Court Reporters Today's post comes from guest author Charlie Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. Wisconsin's Governor recently proposed significant changes to Wisconsin's best-in-nation workers' compensation system.  For the second budget cycle in a row, the Governor's Budget Bill wants to drastically change the structure of workers' compensation cases. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jun 18, 2015

What is Workers’ Compensation?

By |June 18th, 2015|Government, Legislation, Uncategorized, Workers' Comp Basics, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore.This is the first installment of a series that will educate workers' and their families about injury, disease and death resulting from work. The most basic question is: What is workers'’ compensation? Workers’ compensation is a legal system established in all 50 states, [...]