New York’s MWBE Program Overhaul Approved by the Legislature

Image shows a construction worker who benefits from NY MWBE program

Late last month, the New York State Legislature voted to approve changes to the state’s MWBE program, expanding opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. Sponsored by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, who chairs the Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, the legislation won praise from Speaker Carl Heastie, and Governmental Operations Committee Chair Michele […]

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New York Workers Comp System Flawed, Says New Report

New York has long been known as one of the nations’ more progressive states. And with both houses of the state legislature now firmly in control of Democrats, progressive new laws tackling everything from climate change to tenant’s rights have been coming out of Albany at a remarkably fast clip. But one area that has […]

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Ohio Workers Comp Budget Stuck on First Responders & PTSD

firefighter standing in front of flames

The Ohio legislature has been debating for months about providing workers compensation benefits for first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. But the issue finally seemed resolved early in June, when the State House of Representatives passed a budget allowing first responders affected by PTSD to receive medical care and wage replacement under workers […]

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Minority Business Development Agency Seeking Award Nominations

Winners of 2018 MBDA Annual Awards

The U.S. Minority Business Development Agency is accepting nominations for its National Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards. Bestowed by the Department of Commerce since 1982, the awards recognize minority-owned business enterprises for outstanding achievements in three different categories: Minority Firms of the Year, Champions of Minority Business Development and Individual Achievement. Each category is further […]

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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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