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Black Market OSHA Safety Training Cards Put New York Construction Workers at Risk

The dangers faced by New York construction workers are staggering, with the death toll on the rise in recent years. In September, The New York Times reported that eight construction workers had died so far in 2017, and 12 workers died in 2016. But now the construction field faces a new level of peril that...

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Crimes Against Workers Database

Crimes against Workers Database sends a strong message about safety Serious workplace accidents can sometimes result in criminal charges against an employer. For example, in 2015, a construction worker died on the job when an unsecured trench he was working in collapsed in the Meatpacking District of New York. The state prosecuted two companies and...

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Attorney Matt Funk Receives Corporate Social Responsibility Award

NEW YORK, New York –Attorney Matthew Funk of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP has been selected to receive the Corporate Social Responsibility Award for his outstanding work in law by City & State. The media company presents the award to “individuals and organizations who have demonstrated dedication and commitment to the well-being of...

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Nurses and Workplace Violence

Nurses, on-the-job violence and workers’ compensation claims When people think of “dangerous jobs,” professions ranging from construction work and manufacturing are commonly cited alongside law enforcement, firefighting and other public service professions. But as many people working within New York’s health care industry may know all-too-well, nurses and other healthcare professionals working in hospitals are...

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New York State to Dramatically Slash Workers’ Compensation

‘Draconian’ changes made in secret ‘will harm families statewide,’ attorney says The state Workers’ Compensation Board published proposed guidelines shortly before midnight on Labor Day weekend outlining changes that would decimate the state’s workers’ compensation system and put thousands of families at risk of ruin, according to attorney Victor Pasternack of Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh...

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Workplace Accident Fatality Rates Rising Among Older Workers

A workplace accident can dramatically impact the lives of workers across all ages and professions. But while on-the-job fatality rates are falling in New York and across the United States, recent statistics indicate that one age group in particular is experiencing an increase in fatality rates: workers age 55 and older. With more and more...

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Hospitals Most Dangerous Job Site for New York City Employees

A new study by Zippia reveals hospitals are the most dangerous worksites for New York employees. New York was also ranked 40th overall in most dangerous states to work in. Employees have a right to expect a reasonably safe workplace under New York law. The New York Workers' Compensation Code makes specific provisions for safety...

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OSHA Delays Put New York City Workers in Danger

Every year, government regulatory agencies must make decisions about which safety rules to pursue, and which to abandon. While this is a necessary fact of life for agencies with limited resources, it nonetheless leaves workers exposed to unnecessary dangers in the workplace. In recent months of a changing political climate, there have been even fewer...

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