The Carmoon Group, Ltd. Launches Scholarship Fund for Carriacou’s Bishop’s College

Students at Bishop's College will benefit from scholarship fund

The Carmoon Group, Ltd. is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship fund to benefit Bishop’s College Secondary School in Carriacou, Grenada. In keeping with its long-held commitment to higher education, the company will award $1,000 (US) to the Bishop’s College Secondary School student who, in the judgement of the faculty, demonstrates the highest […]

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Federal Judge Upholds Washington Law Protecting Hanford Employees

Photo shows Hanford workers in a toxic cloud

The U.S. government has lost a bid to dismantle a Washington state law that offers “presumptive” workers compensation benefits to injured workers at the now-defunct Hanford nuclear plant. The law was passed in 2018 after a two-year investigation by Seattle’s King 5 News revealed that workers at the site were routinely denied workers compensation benefits […]

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Workers Comp Insurers Preparing for Disasters

Flood waters courtesy of NOAA

With the U.S. heading into another hurricane season, the Midwest digging out from a series of devastating storms, and record heat and potential wildfires blanketing the West Coast, worker’s compensation insurers are ramping up efforts to ensure that beneficiaries continue to receive care and financial compensation when disaster strikes. Following the lead of Boston-based Liberty […]

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Ohio to Phase Out Oxycontin for Workers Comp

Two bottles of OxyContin pills

The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation has ordered the removal of OxyContin and its generic equivalents from it’s workers compensation formulary beginning June 1, 2019. Citing the high potential for “abuse, misuse, addiction and dependence,” the BWC will no longer authorize new prescritpions for the drug, and will require workers who are currently taking it […]

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“Women of Color in Tech” Events Happening Now

Walker’s Legacy, a quarterly lecture series dedicated to furthering the interests of business women of color, is teaming up with Comcast and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to sponsor a series of events highlighting women of color in tech. The lecture series will feature multicultural women who have successfully forged a career path in the […]

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Keeping Older Workers Safe A Growing Challenge for Employers

Older worker smiling on the job

The U.S. population is aging, and so is the American workforce. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every five American workers today is currently over the age of 55. By 2020, that number will be closer to one in four. Further, while the overall rate of on-the-job injuries […]

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There’s Still Time to Apply for a FastTrac® Course

People learning in a FastTrac class

The NYC Department of Small Business Services is sponsoring a series of free entrepreneurial training courses for minority and women-owned business in the five boroughs of New York. Known as FastTrac®, the series features courses aimed at both emerging and established businesses with the goal of helping them reach their next level of success. FastTrac® […]

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