New York City Law Gives Fast Food Workers Scheduling Rights

Garlic fries are displayed during a media food tour at Yankee Stadium in New York April 15, 2009. The Yankees first home game at the new Yankee Stadium is scheduled for Thursday. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

New State Law Will Effect Over 65,000 Fast Food Employees

New York on Tuesday became the third and largest major U.S. city to guarantee a measure of scheduling smoothness to fast food workers, whose lives are often disrupted by last-minute changes based on their employers’ manpower needs. Continue reading

Family Time Matters To New Dads

In 2017, Family Time Matters To New Fathers

As the Golden State Warriors celebrated their NBA championship under a blizzard of golden confetti, Steph Curry took a victory lap around the court, hoisting not a game ball, but his little girl…  Continue reading

Supreme Court tightens rules on where companies can be sued

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tightened rules on where injury lawsuits may be filed, handing a victory to corporations by undercutting the ability of plaintiffs to bring claims in friendly courts in a case involving Texas-based BNSF Railway Co.

The justices, in a 8-1 ruling, threw out a lower court decision in Montana allowing out-of-state residents to sue there over injuries that occurred anywhere in BNSF’s nationwide network. State courts cannot hear claims against companies when they are not based in the state or the alleged injuries did not occur there, the justices ruled… Continue reading

NY Municipal Employee Sentenced To Pay $15,000 Restitution And Serve 3 Years Probation For Workers’ Comp Fraud

New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott today announced that a City of Amsterdam employee was sentenced to probation supervision and to pay restitution for defrauding the Workers’ Compensation system and stealing benefits to which he was not entitled.

William Forte, 51, of Coolidge Road, Amsterdam, a seasonal maintenance worker for the city, pleaded guilty Amsterdam City Court to the Workers’ Compensation crime of Attempted Fraudulent Practices. As part of the plea, Forte was sentenced today to three years of probation supervision and to pay $15,000 in restitution. Continue reading

Workers’ Comp Insurers Unfazed by TRIA Failure… – Insurance Journal, 2015

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Workers’ Comp Insurers Unfazed by TRIA Failure For Now But Expect Quick Fix

At Friedlander Group Inc. in Purchase, New York, which manages safety groups underwritten by the New York State Insurance Fund, Adam Friedlander, president, said currently nothing is happening differently in the marketplace.

“If we didn’t read about the TRIA expiration, we wouldn’t know it happened, based upon the marketplace being business as usual,” he said.

Friedlander said that he has not seen any impact related to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) endorsement that limits the scope of workers’ compensation coverage in case TRIA expires.

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