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Happy Labor Day!

U.S. federal holiday celebrating the social and economic achievements of American workers. Our law firm will be closed on September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day. This U.S. federal holiday recognizes the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is also the 125th anniversary so it has special meaning this year. Here is […]

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Current average wait times for workers’ compensation cases in Michigan

Michigan Workers’ Disability Compensation Agency releases updated statistics in its Pending/Aged Cases Report. Our clients are shocked to learn how long it can take for a disputed workers’ compensation case to resolve in Michigan. It can take months or years before final resolution is obtained. Just getting a Pre-Trial Notice in the mail can take […]

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What TV shows will your insurance adjuster be watching this fall?

Our tongue-in-cheek list of television shows that insurance adjusters want to see on the fall schedule. It’s that time of year again when new and old television shows begin premiering. USA Today has listed the fall premiere dates for the 2019 TV season. Find out when your favorites return and what new shows are coming. […]

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MIOSHA: “Take A Stand Day”

Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) asks employers to bolster their workplace safety and health by requesting a free consultative visit. MIOSHA is having its 15th annual “Take A Stand Day” on August 14, 2019. More than 125 professionals will be visiting high-hazard industries to provide one-on-one consultations. There will be no citations or […]

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Warning about dangers in the future workplace

What are some of the health risks and workplace dangers that employees of the future need to worry about? Yesterday’s blog post was about how robots could take up to 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030. It would displace 8.5% of the global manufacturing workforce and lead to a big change in the labor market. […]

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Robots are coming to take your manufacturing job and it might not be so bad

Experts predict robots could take up to 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030 and the future of workers’ compensation insurance. CNN published an interesting article discussing how robots could take up to 20 million manufacturing jobs by 2030. That would result in 8.5% of the global manufacturing workforce being displaced. A shocking statistic considering we […]

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Medicaid expansion pays big health dividends

States with expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act are seeing less heart disease deaths and what this shows about preventive medical care. UPI.com published an interesting article looking at how Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has resulted in fewer heart disease deaths. The study found only an association rather than […]

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First Day of Summer

Annual blog post with common sense ideas for employees who must work outdoors during the hot summer months. Tomorrow is the summer solstice. The sun will reach its highest position in the sky and it will be the day with the longest period of daylight. Average temperatures in Metro Detroit will reach 80 degrees. Expect […]

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Solutions to fix workers’ comp in Michigan

Employees who are hurt on-the-job face many problems under workers’ comp and possible solutions to bring fairness back to the system. It is no secret to anyone who reads this blog that we believe workers’ comp has major problems. Legislative reforms have resulted in much lower premiums, but it has come at the expense of […]

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MIOSHA Fatality Information (June 2019)

Preliminary details about workplace fatalities reported to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration during the first half of 2019. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has published details regarding 8 workplace fatalities so far in 2019. This information is published to help employers build hazard awareness and prevent risk for similar occurrences […]

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