worker rights

Apr 01, 2019

Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer – But what does workers’ comp cover?

By |April 1st, 2019|9/11, AFL-CIO, Fatal Injuries, fire, Firefighters, First Responders, North Carolina, North Carolina Industrial Commission, worker rights, Worker safety, Worker's Compensation Legislative, worker’s compensation|Comments Off on Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer – But what does workers’ comp cover?

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. Firefighters are at an Increased Risk of Many Types of Cancer Seth Tinsley, a Charlotte firefighter of 11 years, died at the age of 34 as a result of brain cancer. He was diagnosed at the age of 29. His name is recognized [...]

Jun 01, 2018

The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections

By |June 1st, 2018|employees, employment, employment law, worker rights|Comments Off on The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections

Today's post comes from Kristina Thompson at the Jernigan Law Firm. The Privatization of the Justice System – The Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis Opinion Impact on Workplace Protections "The privatization of the justice system" - those are the words Cornell University labor law professor, Angela Cornell, used to describe the Supreme Court’s recent [...]

Jan 05, 2015

2014 Top Ten Workers’ Compensation Fraud Cases

By |January 5th, 2015|doctors and medical, fighting fraud, Fraud, Health Care, Misclassification, Uncategorized, Unfair employment practices, Wage Theft, worker rights, worker’s compensation, Workplace Injury, Workplace Safety|13 Comments

Number Value Non-Employee Fraud Cases 9 $ 74,876,000.00 Employee Fraud Cases 1 $ 450,000.00 Total $ 75,326,000.00 Five of the top ten fraud cases in 2014 are from California. The other five cases are from Florida, Texas, Arizona, Washington and Georgia. As usual, non-employee fraud cases dominated the list and the dollar amounts are staggering, [...]

Aug 28, 2014

Don’t Demean FMLA Leave

By |August 28th, 2014|FMLA, Uncategorized, unpaid leave, worker rights|0 Comments

Today's post comes from guest author Charlie Domer, from The Domer Law Firm.Workers do not have many rights.  It's an unfortunate mantra I recite to many of my injured worker clients.  Of course, union protections exist in certain settings.  Protections against discrimination and harassment exist if unlawful conduct occurs.  However, in most circumstances, Wisconsin employees [...]