20 07, 2015

Worker’s Compensation Board to Take Part in New Task Force

By |2017-08-30T19:37:38+00:00July 20th, 2015|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

The recent New York Times investigation of nail salon worker abuse has led to the creation of a statewide New York task force announced by Governor Cuomo that will protect workers in a number of additional industries known for exploiting its workers. The task force will focus their investigations on industries in which workers are [...]

9 06, 2015

Proposed Legislation Would Allow Uniformed Workers 75% of Their Salary for Retiring on Disability

By |2017-08-30T19:40:35+00:00June 9th, 2015|Social Security|0 Comments

If passed, de Blasio’s amended disability pension legislation could be a triumph for disabled workers. The changes made to the original bill would allow three-quarter pensions for uniformed workers hired after 2009 retiring on disability, as well as workers who suffered severe injuries on the job. The original proposed plan gave uniformed workers only 50% [...]

1 06, 2015

OSHA Censures Staten Island Construction Company

By |2017-08-30T19:41:21+00:00June 1st, 2015|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

The employment related death of a construction worker sparked a six month investigation of the company for which he worked. The worker was killed last November, after being crushed and asphyxiated by a mezzanine that fell from a car dealership the crew was demolishing. The investigation found numerous violations both prior to and during the [...]

28 05, 2015

Can You Be Denied Worker’s Compensation for Not Taking Medication?

By |2017-08-30T19:43:23+00:00May 28th, 2015|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Many people who receive Worker’s Compensation for injuries that occurred at the workplace are prescribed painkillers to take for the pain resulting from the injury. It is not unusual for someone receiving Worker’s Compensation benefits to be tested for drugs. In fact, a worker’s privileges to compensation may be denied in some circumstances if they [...]

28 05, 2015

OSHA Renews Alliance with the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair

By |2017-08-30T19:44:57+00:00May 28th, 2015|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Working in a car repair shop can be a hazardous job. Each day, mechanics and other employees inhale fumes, work with toxic chemicals, and handle heavy and dangerous equipment. OSHA has recently renewed its relationship with the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair to ensure that those who work in car repair shops receive proper training [...]

28 05, 2015

Clothing Store Receives OSHA Citations for Locking Emergency Exits

By |2017-08-30T20:01:52+00:00May 28th, 2015|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

New York clothing retailer Conway has been cited with OSHA violations at least three times at two of its Bronx locations for locking and blocking emergency exits, thus creating the hazardous conditions for its employees and customers and the potential for preventable tragedies. Despite OSHA inspections, the company willfully violated the safety warnings and continued [...]

27 05, 2015

Heightened Risk of Danger for Construction Workers on Scaffolds

By |2017-08-30T20:03:05+00:00May 27th, 2015|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

The New York Committee of Occupational Safety and Health recently issued an alarming report regarding their findings of the hazardous conditions construction workers face in New York. While construction workers make up 4% of New York’s workforce, the occupation also accounts for 20% of New York’s worker fatalities. The Committee found that workers who work [...]

19 05, 2015

New York Times Investigation Reveals Nail Salon Workers Subjected to Health Risks

By |2017-08-30T20:05:36+00:00May 19th, 2015|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

According to a recent investigation by the New York Times, nail salon workers are some of the most overworked, mistreated, and underpaid workers in New York. In addition, many of them face serious health risks due to the fumes and chemicals to which they are subjected on a daily basis. Most of the nail salon [...]