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Frontline workers in NYC face uphill battle for workers comp after contracting COVID-19:

May 5, 2020

Frontline workers in NYC face uphill battle for workers comp after contracting COVID-19: Like her late colleague, paramedic Paul Cary, Julie has transported numerous coronavirus patients for the private Ambulance company to Jamaica Hospital throughout the pandemic. Cary died of the illness, and Julie wound up contracting COVID-19 as well; fortunately, she survived a two-week ordeal. But her employer said that she didn’t qualify for workers compensation, even though she was repeatedly exposed…

Time For A Real Look At How The New York State Workers' Compensation System Treats Workers

February 19, 2020

By James A. Parrott and Nicholas B. Martin Despite an early history as a national leader in safeguarding the interests of workers injured on the job, New York’s workers’ compensation system has eroded considerably over the years, as legislative and administrative changes have often focused on curtailing benefits rather than adapting to changes in the economy, workforce, and business practices. While legislative changes in 2007 and 2017 included some positive measures, for the most part changes…

Struggling in the current Workers’ Comp system?

January 16, 2020

Struggling in the current Workers’ Comp system? There is something you can do! Call your state legislatures NOW. They are in legislative session currently and need to hear from you. Not sure who represents you or how to reach them? Google both NYS SENATE and NYS ASSEMBLY, type in your zip ode and get the contact info. Call NOW. Get heard so changes can be made!

For National Family Caregivers Month, New York Invites Workers to Learn How Paid Family Leave Can Help When They Need to Care For a Loved One

November 15, 2019

To honor National Family Caregivers Month, New York State today announced a new resource to help employees understand their rights and use New York’s landmark Paid Family Leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition. A detailed webinar will explain how eligible, working New Yorkers can take job-protected, paid time off to be there for a loved one who has a qualifying condition that involves inpatient care or continuing treatment.

Another article, this time from WorkCompCentral.com denoting the disparities in the NYS Workers' Compensation system

June 5, 2019

A new study finds that that workers' compensation benefits are surprisingly low in New York, a state known for its progressive policies and high cost of living. Meanwhile, workplace fatalities have spiked and insurance company profits ...

Time for a Real Look at How the New York State Workers' Compensation System Treats Workers

June 4, 2019

A report by James A. Parrott and Nicholas B. Martin, Center for New York City Affairs New York was the first state to adopt workers’ compensation and was once a national leader in safeguarding the interests of workers injured on the job. However, worker protections under New York’s workers’ comp system have seriously eroded over the years as legislative and administrative changes have focused on curtailing benefits rather than minimizing injuries, adequately compensating injured workers,…

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