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  • 15-Feb-2016

    Will Wearable Devices Reduce Workers' Comp Claims?

    If you work in the manufacturing industry, you may have heard about the various products on the market that are designed to promote safety in the workplace, for example, wearable devices, some of which come in the form of vests and belt clips. These ...
  • 7-Jan-2016

    NY Bartender Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

    ELMIRA, NY – On Dec. 22, 2015, New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced the arrest of an Elmira bartender for his role in workers’ compensation fraud. J. Hooks, Jr., 56, of Elmira, is now facing multiple criminal ...
  • 10-Dec-2015

    Workers' Comp Claim by ASPCA Rescuer from 9/11 Denied

    After the 9/11 tragedy, a single mother of three, D. DiGiacomo was diagnosed with cancer. Shockingly, a state judge denied the workers’ compensation claim brought by the former-ASPCA worker who is dying from cancer caused by her animal rescue ...
  • 23-Sep-2015

    NY Corrections Officer Accused of Stealing $20K in Workers' Comp Benefits

    MORAVIA, N.Y. – A corrections officer who worked for the Cayuga Correctional Facility was arrested on Aug. 20 on charges that he filed approximately $20,000 worth of false workers' compensation claims. T. Larrabee, 28, of Central Square, ...
  • 9-Sep-2015

    Ex MLB Player Who Settled Med Mal Suit Can No Longer Get Workers' Comp

    A former Major League Baseball umpire forfeited his right to receive workers' compensation benefits after he settled a medical malpractice lawsuit, according to a New York appeals court. Mark Hirschbeck was a former umpire for the big leagues for ...
  • 6-Aug-2015

    NY Attorney General Announces Settlement With C&S For Firing Injured Workers

    On July 22, 2015, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a $46,000 settlement with C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (C&S), the nation's largest wholesale grocery supply company, with warehouses all over the nation. The ...
  • 15-Jul-2015

    Are Independent Contractors Being Misclassified?

    When should a worker be classified as an employee? When are they an independent contractor? These are questions being posed by the Labor Department. According to The New York Times, on July 15, the Labor Department issued new guidance that could ...