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NY INJURED WORKERS’ ALLIANCE CALLS FOR OPPOSITION TO WCB PROPOSAL TO INITIATE ELECTRONIC RECORDING Two years ago in October 2009, the Senate Labor Committee under the chairmanship of George Onorato conducted a hearing on the WCB proposal to introduce electronic recordings of hearings. ...
WCL DEATH TAX!! By Ron Balter, Louis Dauerer, and James McCarthy You and Your Client Have you sensed a bit of unease in attempting to explain to your client the Surviving Spouse offset off WCL §16? “Well,” you might humbly state with your best attorney...
Seems to NYIWA the AFL-CIO has hit the nail on the head in plain language. Unless the new Governor and legislative leadership fully appreciate the financial finagling that has plagued the trusts, taxpayers and innocent participants will pay the price. PONZI, ...
Having been previously diagnosed with “lameduckedness”, the New York Workers’ Compensation Board [WCB] appears to have incurred a new malady --- tunnel vision ! Among others, the promise and public policy underlying development and implementation of New York’s...
BUSTED SELF-INSURED BUSTED AGAIN FOR IMPROPER POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS A forensic audit submitted to the WCB on 09/21/10 revealed that Health Care Providers Self-Insurance Trust [HCPSIT] channeled $900,000 to the Health Care Providers PAC between 1995 and 2008. The trust was put out of...
Op-ed by James McCarthy, Esq. While it is essential to sustain a dialogue and cooperative relationship with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board, it is unfortunate that the current administration, as well as its predecessors, have been largely “deaf and blind” to the...
The New York State Insurance Department just released their Proposed "Disability Duration Guidelines" to the New York State Workers Compensation Board along with the Disability Duration Guidelines Transmittal Letter to Chairman Beloten.pdf. This 108 page proposal is the result...
The New York Injured Workers Alliance (NYIWA), the common voice for injured workers in New York State, remembers the over 2700 victims (mostly civilian and rescue workers) who perished nine years ago on 9/11/2001 as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Our...
New 2010 Schedule Loss of Use Proposed Decisions: Idea! - why don't we (the WCB) increase the amount of depositions in some of the most easily resolved cases at the New York State Workers" Compensation Board? That will be our legacy! So now the Workers' Compensation Board,...
New York Injured Workers Alliance (NYIWA) formed to Protect Rights of Injured Workers at the Workers Compensation Board
It's as simple as that. We are a new "grass roots" Political Action Committee (PAC) open to any and all who believe that the New York Workers' Compensation Board should serve injured workers first. We are the official political arm of the New York Injured Workers' Bar Association, whose...