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What Are New York Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

In short, New York Workers’ Compensation benefits (sometimes referred to as Workmans’ Compensation or Workers’ Comp) is an employer paid insurance policy that pays cash and/or medical benefits to people who are injured or become sick as a result of circumstances that are directly related to the nature of their job. The employee may not be required to contribute to the cost of premiums. The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board processes claims and may intervene if there is a dispute between an injured worker and an employer/insurance carrier over the amount of cash benefits or medical care the injured […]

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Some Quick Suggestions For Dealing With the Courts System

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

1. Look sharp, try not to dress like a slob and be well groomed. 2. Treat everyone with respect. Don’t call anyone dude or lady. Sir and ma’am will do just fine. 3.  Tell the truth. Everything you say in court is recorded and could very well come back to bite you in the foot if you change your story. If that happens, there goes the foundation of your case. 4. If you don’t know the answer to a question, that is fine. Its always better to admit you are unsure or unaware than to just make something up. 5. […]

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Family Medical Leave Act (FML)

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Family Medical Leave Act (FML) was enacted in 1993. Any employer with 50 or more employees is subject to the act. Eligible employees must have worked for their employer for one year or over 1250 hours. The act allows for twelve weeks of leave in a twelve month period for the following reasons: -the birth of a child/to care for a child under one year of age – to care for a newly adopted or foster child within one year of the child’s placement -to care for a spouse, child or parent with a serious medical condition – any […]

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