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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Graduate Students Held to be Employees - NLRB Rules Bargaining Group

Todays' post is shared from the

Punctuating a string of Obama-era moves to shore up labor rights and expand protections for workers, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities have a federally backed right to unionize.

Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law Seminar - Wednesday September 14, 2016

Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation Law Seminar

Wed. Sept. 14, 2016  Ÿ Law Center, New Brunswick 5-8:35p

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Mental health in the workplace: Health in the American Workplace Highlight

Experts take on the concerns most expressed by American employees in a poll done by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The panelists also describe lessons learned from employers that cultivate healthy environments – to see if there are feasible measures to produce a more accessible, supportive, healthier workplace.

 Click here for You-Tube Video link.

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Stress in the Workplace: The Availability of Workers' Compensation Benefits

Compensability for occupational diseases has become commonplace in most, if not all, jurisdictions throughout the country; however, the majority of claims filed allege physical rather than mental disability. The California Workers' Compensation Institute recently published their study of mental stress claims which indicated an increase of 430 percent in the number of claims filed from 1980 to 1986. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

NIOSH to Hold Meeting on Motor Vehicle Safety

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is seeking input on the progress and future direction of its Center for Motor Vehicle Safety

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Zika: The Next Compensable Infectious Disease

Workers' Compensation insures for the consequences of infectious diseases arising out of and in the course of employment. Is the system ready for a potential onslaught of Zika claims?

The NJ Supreme Court in establishing compensability in an occupational disease cited Justice Learned Hand, “Few adults are not diseased … an infection mastered, though latent, is no longer a disease, industrially speaking, until the individual's resistance is again so far lowered that he succumbs.” Bober v. Independent Plating Corp., 28 N.J. 160, 145 A.2d 463 (1958).

NJ Firm Cited for OSHA Violations - National Manufacturing Co.

National Manufacturing Co. exposes workers to chemical hazards,
workplace safety dangers at North Jersey facility

Flash fires at company lead to inspections, $56K in fines for 10 OSHA violations
Employer name: National Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Inspection site: 12 River Road, Chatham, New Jersey
Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for 10 serious safety violations on July 25, 2016.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

OSHA finds Clifton company again exposes employees to life-threatening falls

Employer name: Furia Roofing Co. Inc., 2 Monhegan St., Clifton, New Jersey
Inspection site: 699 Route 46 East, Teterboro, New Jersey
Citations issued: On Aug. 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations for one repeat and three serious violations.