Posts tagged "workers rights"

Is Using Social Media the End of Our Privacy?

Is Using Social Media the End of Our Privacy?
Most of us are using social media these days to connect with friends, relatives and strangers. Facebook, once a college-based platform, has expanded into a world obsession that is now being used by companies and people to promote their brand. The more people that are our Facebook friends, the greater the opportunity we have to... Read more »

Woman Injured While Having Sex Files Workers Compensation Claim

Woman Injured While Having Sex Files Workers Compensation Claim
Here’s a story printed in the Toronto Star I thought worth sharing.  It seems there was a woman in Australia that says she is entitled to workers compensation after getting injured while having sex in her hotel room with an acquaintance on a business trip! She claims she has sustained psychiatric injury, as well as... Read more »

Illinois Injured Worker's Rights in Jeopardy

Illinois Injured Worker's Rights in Jeopardy
The Illinois legislators are working on a Worker’s Compensation Bill that may severely limit worker’s rights to collect worker’s compensation benefits.  They have until Tuesday, May 31st to pass a Bill.  A number of potential Bills have been discussed, from eliminating the “Commission” where the comp cases are tried and sending them to the Circuit... Read more »
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Historic Reform of Illinois Worker's Compensation Fails to Pass Senate

In what would have been a historic reform of the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Bill, greatly impacting the rights of Illinois worker’s, failed to pass in the Illinois Senate. The 120-page Bill sponsored by Senator Kyle McCarter severely limited the ability for worker’s to file a claim for injuries, while impacting their ability to get proper... Read more »

Illinois Worker's Rights Threatened: Worker's Compensation Overhaul

Illinois Worker's Rights Threatened: Worker's Compensation Overhaul
A 28-year old employee while delivering bread to a Greek restaurant was hit by a van in an alley. This collision resulted in a severed spinal cord for the worker which left him unable to walk for the rest of his life! He will spend the remainder of his years confined to a wheel chair,... Read more »

Illinois Legislators Revoking Worker's Rights to Pay for Record Debts?

One thing for sure, is the State of Illinois legislators are proficient at spending taxpayer’s money, without cutting the fat in the government!  This pattern of record spending with no attention given to thoughtful cost cutting of benefits and services in  Illinois has lead to a record deficient, as both Democrats and Republicans in our... Read more »
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Should You File a Claim for Job Disability Discrimination?: The Facts

With the U. S. job market remaining unrelenting in a still sluggish economy, the filing of discrimination lawsuits against employers has increased by 7.2% from 2009-2010.  The largest increase was from people who said they have been discriminated against due to a disability.  This increase may have something to do with the recent changes in... Read more »

Worker's Rights Protected: Worker's Compensation Bill Never Called To Vote

Worker's Rights Protected: Worker's Compensation Bill Never Called To Vote
The highly debated Illinois State Income Tax Bill, slated to be signed by Governor Quinn today calling for a 2% increase, does not include a change in worker’s compensation that would have left workers with a loss of rights.  As part of a larger negotiation package between the Democrats who wanted a higher increase in... Read more »

Injured Workers About to Lose Rights: Illinois Legislators to Vote on Sunday

Illinois Legislators continue to push through a Worker’s Compensation Bill that will strip injured workers of their rights.  The Bill is set to be voted on Sunday by the Lame Duck Illinois Lawmakers on Sunday, in what will be devastating for injured workers. The new Worker’s Compensation Bill will greatly limit the amount collected on... Read more »
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Workers To Lose More Employee Benefits: Illinois Worker's Compensation in Jeopardy

The Illinois State Legislative is in session working on a new Bill that would take away the rights and benefits for an injured worker.  If passed, it would greatly reduce the ability for an injured worker in Illinois to collect worker’s compensation, by instituting rules that only benefit the insurance companies. Again, our policy makers... Read more »