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AGs in Six States Sue Trump Administration Over Final OSHA Reporting Rule

In early March, attorneys general from six states filed a lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia against OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor, challenging the Trump administration’s sudden rollback of OSHA illness and injury reporting requirements. Led by New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal,

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What is New York’s Construction Industry Fair Play Act?

In the State of New York, construction contractors are required to provide workers compensation insurance for any person in their employ. But because prime contractors typically subcontract work to other entities, the question of who is and who is not an employee was for many years a source of contention

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Lawsuit spelled out in scrabble letters pertaining to on-the-job injury

Can an Employee Sue an Employer for an On-the-Job Injury?

In all states in the U.S. except Texas, employers are required to purchase workers compensation insurance — a specific kind of “no-fault” insurance designed to provide timely medical care and wage replacement for workers who sustain an on-the-job injury while simultaneously protecting employers from lawsuits. As a rule, worker’s compensation

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a bottle containing opioid pills

Is Workers Comp a Gateway to Opioid Abuse?

In a study published last October in JAMA Network, researchers found that that an alarming number of workers compensation beneficiaries become persistent users of opioids. Of the nearly 9,600 workers comp claims the researchers examined, over 30 percent showed that the injured worker had filled at least one prescription for

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