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Proposed workers’ comp changes would hurt workers

October 20, 2017

For more than 100 years, our workers’ compensation system has protected workers injured on the job by providing immediate wage replacement and medical benefits without the need for a costly lawsuit. Now the obscure state agency that runs the workers’ compensation system in New York is proposing to cut benefits and eliminate essential legal protections for workers—changes that would devastate workers while lining employers’ pockets.

Groups push back against Workers' Compensation changes

October 19, 2017

Union-backed groups want board to revisit proposed new rules

Senate Dems Raise Concerns With Workers Comp Guidelines

October 17, 2017

The 21 members of the mainline Democratic conference in the Senate have signed onto a letter raising concerns with the effort to reform the state’s workers compensation regulations. The changes, passed in the budget this April, were sought by the business community and are designed to save money when a worker is injured on the job. The agreement in the budget, which had been a negotiating point for state Senate Republicans, was the first workers compensation law change in 10 years.

Major revamp of workers comp gets pushback from labor, doctors

September 29, 2017

CRITICS: Worry proposal favors businesses over employees An overhaul of the workers' compensation system is sparking criticism from labor advocates, who argue bureaucrats are trying to slash costs for businesses at the expense of people who were hurt on the job. A set of proposed regulations released Sept. 1 by the New York State Workers Compensation Board is also being questioned by trial lawyers and leaders of the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Members of that medical group…

New York unions fight proposed workers compensation rules that reduce payments for injured employees

September 11, 2017

State labor leaders are pushing back against a set of proposed Workers Compensation regulations they claim will slash benefits to injured workers. The proposed regulations, which were unveiled by the Workers Compensation Board earlier this month, would drastically reduce payments to workers who’ve suffered diminished use of an arm or leg, union officials claim.

WCA Comments On Proposed Loss Guidelines

September 7, 2017

On Labor Day - of all days - the New York State Workers' Compensation Board issued their proposed Schedule Loss of Use Guidelines which essentially reduces dramatically or eliminates entirely all permanent injury payments for injuries to extremities. Read the blog below and make sure to click through to the response of the WCA to the NYSWCB. Talk to your State representative! http://www.nyworkerscompensationalliance.org/blog

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