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Congress Examines Workers’ Compensation: Is Reform Coming to NY?

February 19, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — The condition of workers’ compensation programs across the country has sparked Congress to examine the issue. In November, the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee held hearings to gain insight on the shortcomings of state-run workers’ comp programs in New York and throughout America. At first glance, it appears odd …

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U.S. Postal Service Reports Wider Loss

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — The U.S. Postal Service reported a loss of $329 million in the first quarter, wider than a year-earlier loss of $297 million, as costly health care payments for future retirees weighed on profits. More on General The Postal Service is required by law to prefund its future retiree health care benefits. …

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Always Drive Carefully But Make Sure You Are Prepared Just In Case Snow-Covered Roads Lead to An Accident

NEW YORK, NY (02/11/2011)(readMedia)– Accidents are often on the upswing during the winter and it’s no surprise since snow and ice-covered roads test even the most skilled drivers. So, it’s essential that motorists understand what to do in the unfortunate event that they are involved in an accident. “It’s always important to drive carefully and …

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2 valley men who fell to deaths in NYC mourned

Brett McEnroe and Roy Powell loved their families and their jobs. Over nearly three decades, they worked steel for big projects in the Hudson Valley and New York City. For Powell, it was a family business. When McEnroe wasn’t on a job, he worked on the side, a friend said. Today, their family and friends …

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Saratoga County to pay $60.6 million in salaries in 2011

By LUCIAN McCARTY, The Saratogian Saratoga County is slated to pay out $60.6 million in salaries in 2011 to its 1,395 full- and part-time employees. There are about 200 part-time employees. The 26 highest-paid employees make more than $90,000 a year, and all of them are department heads, attorneys, doctors or seconds-in-command in three departments. …

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Workers’ Comp Given for Actor’s Custom Warm-Up

(CN) – A theater actress is entitled to workers’ compensation after literally breaking a leg while warming up for a show, a New York appeals court ruled. Susan Bigelow signed on to appear in a pair of musicals at Gateway Playhouse in the summer of 2008 and stayed in the Bellport, N.Y., theater’s temporary housing. …

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Slip and Fall Accidents Rising

Due to harsh winter conditions across the US, slip and fall accidents are rising. Using a quality door mat will prevent some accidents Slip & Fall Accidents Rising Holbrook, Massachusetts– As many parts of the nation brace themselves for another round of winter storms, hospitals and medical centers are bracing themselves for an increased number …

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Winter Storms Worsening City’s Potholes

As if the snow and ice weren’t frustrating enough for city drivers, extreme weather is creating thousands of new potholes. 45,000 new potholes have cropped up since December, due to this winter’s onslaught of snow and ice storms. (DNAinfo/Jill Colvin) By Tara Kyle DNAinfo Reporter/Producer MANHATTAN — As if the snow and ice weren’t frustrating …

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Tips for Homeowners Dealing With All This Snow

View more videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com. Print Share Buzz up! 9retweet 0diggsdigg So right about now, on the cusp of yet another winter storm in the Tri-State area, you might be wondering when enough is enough–or just too much. Well, that’s what Lisa Fitzsimmons of Vernon, N.J. wondered when she reached out to NBC New York …

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Understanding Back Injuries

Your back is an intricate core of bones, muscles, and other tissues extending from our neck to your pelvis. Back injuries can result from sports injuries, car accidents or a slip and fall at work. Lower back pain is the most common area of back injuries. Common back injuries include: Sciatica Bulging/ruptured/herniated disc Degenerative disc …

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