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What Happens If I’m Injured As I Work From Home?

What Happens If I’m Injured As I Work From Home?

| Personal Injury
Work From Home has allowed many people to avoid dangers associated with coronavirus. But the Work From Home push has had some unintended consequences. For example, remote workers are at risk for Computer Vision Syndrome. Long hours in front of a screen with few breaks could eventually cause blindness. There is increased risk for trauma…Read the article
Minimum Wage to Inch Up January 1st

Minimum Wage to Inch Up January 1st

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Despite opposition from business groups, a minimum wage increase will take effect as scheduled, after Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office concluded that the coronavirus economic recovery was “not likely to be substantially harmed” by the increase. Upstate, the minimum hourly wage increases from $11.80 to $12.50. Minimum wage workers in Westchester County and Long Island will…Read the article
Worker Safety in the Coronavirus Age

Worker Safety in the Coronavirus Age

| Coronavirus
Mostly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, worker safety has consistently been in the news during 2020. For example, in late August, the United Federation of Teachers almost went on strike over coronavirus health concerns. Coronavirus is just the latest in a string of deadly occupational diseases which often affect area workers. Other issues which are…Read the article
Top Five Construction Accident Causes

Top Five Construction Accident Causes

| Personal Injury
Here’s the top construction accident causes, as construction accidents are quite common in New York. OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, has only one inspector for every 59,000 workers. Therefore, this agency usually does not uncover violations until someone gets seriously hurt. Moreover, New York’s construction industry is very competitive. Some companies may being…Read the article
Coronavirus and Office Lunches

Coronavirus and Office Lunches

| Coronavirus
As people go back to work following the Spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns, they are finding that work does not look the same. Food issues are a good example of these changes. Significantly, however, the new normal does not allow employers to make decisions on the fly. Many companies used to offer buffet-style meals and snacks…Read the article
How To Create A Safe Work Environment

How To Create A Safe Work Environment

| Coronavirus
An important part of any successful business is having a safe working environment for your employees. When they feel as if they can safely do their job, they’re happy and you don’t have to worry as much about employee injury claims. Here are some useful steps that can help your business to increase the safety…Read the article
Disclosing A COVID-19 Diagnosis At Work

Disclosing A COVID-19 Diagnosis At Work

| Coronavirus
When an employee advises their employer that they have been diagnosed with COVID-19, management must act quickly in order to protect staff and customers, while wading through  contradictory rules and regulations on disclosure and confidentiality. Compliance Minefield   Under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), businesses are required to disclose all the information…Read the article
Does the WARN Act Protect Laid-Off Coronavirus Employees?

Does the WARN Act Protect Laid-Off Coronavirus Employees?

| Coronavirus
An obscure federal law that most people have never heard of. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988, or the WARN Act might provide relief for workers who suddenly lost their jobs as the spreading coronavirus prompted sudden business closures. Two Hooters waitresses have already filed a class action suit in Florida. Hooters…Read the article
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Coronavirus

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Coronavirus

| Coronavirus
Many employers have furloughed or laid off their workers because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Others have directed employees to work from home. But many others must still travel to work every morning. These people include food service retailers, hospital workers, emergency responders, utility workers, and the list goes on. In normal times, according to the…Read the article
NYC Nail Salon Workers: Changes in an Abusive Industry

NYC Nail Salon Workers: Changes in an Abusive Industry

| Napoli Shkolnik News
Earlier this month, the New York Nail Salon (NYC) Workers Association organized a speak-out protesting on-going abuses against salon workers in front of New York City chain Envy Nails’s Bronx location. Around 40 women showed up and spoke out against the injustices they face as salon workers, single mothers, and immigrants. They told stories of…Read the article