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Work Injuries and the ADA

Work injuried and the ADA

Work injuries and The ADA – What worker’s compensation rights do you have when you’ve been injured on the job? Is there an obligation for the employer to accommodate you? What is the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how does it interplay with workers’ compensation laws? These are a few common questions our clients…

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SSA Employee No Longer In Trouble for “Excessive Workplace Flatulence”

Last month a Social Security employee was reprimanded formally for releasing an “awful and unpleasant odor” at work.  Included in the formal reprimand was a log of at least 60 “incidents.”  The reprimand letter stated that the employee’s flatulence created an “intolerable” and “hostile” work environment. This month we’ve learned that the reprimand letter was…

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New Study Shows Americans Like Social Security and are Willing To Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is

A recent study for the National Academy of Social Insurance found a majority of “Americans don’t mind paying for Social Security because they value it for themselves (80%), for their families (78%), and for the security and stability it provides to million of retired Americans, disabled individuals, and children and widowed spouses of deceased workers (84%).” The…

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Social Security Will Reveal The Name of the Judge in Disability Hearings with a FOIA Request

Since December 2011 Social Security began withholding the name of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who would hear a claimant’s Social Security disability case from the claimant and their representative.  The policy was immediately challenged by claimant representatives. The National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR) recently advised its members that US Attorneys are…

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