May 20, 2022
Thu May 19 2022 - The woman who survived the 2018 killings at the Chili's restaurant in DeWitt says she's come a long way, thanks to therapy and medications. But she has a major bone to pick with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board, and she's not alone. Jessica Saum says the Board allowed her to see her therapist and her psychiatrist via telehealth during the pandemic, which has put her on a path where she sees a future beyond being the "Chili's survivor.
September 23, 2021
New York’s injured workers have long had to deal with a confusing system to find solutions that meet their needs. Further complicating matters, the Workers’ Compensation Board has continued implementing new rules and regulations that put injured workers into uncomfortable and risky situations during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Aug. 16, 2021, a New York State Executive Order expired, forcing partially disabled workers to seek employment just to receive their rightful compensation. The…
May 13, 2021
Injured workers shouldn’t have to prove loss of wage-earning capacity. A1220-A/S1024 would ensure injured workers have security!
April 8, 2021
Injured workers are not guaranteed a hearing by the Workers Comp Board, making it hard for them to receive benefits. Bill A3671/S845 would require a hearing for every case.
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.