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Recent Workers’ Compensation Legislation Impacts New York

At this year’s New York Self-Insurers Association Annual Meeting, Steven M. Scotti, Esq., provided an update on various aspects of recent workers’ compensation legislation impacting New York. In 2014, there were over 100 workers’ compensation bills pending, 65% of which were pro-labor. READ MORE.
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Workplace and Addiction

Intoxicated employees, whether under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pose a threat to themselves and their colleagues in the workplace. Substance abuse in the workplace can also lead to decreased productivity, health problems, increased absenteeism, and other issues. An effective substance-abuse program in the
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Heroin-Linked Deaths Have Skyrocketed

Overdose deaths from heroin have skyrocketed, having increased 39 percent from 2012 to 2013. The number of deaths from heroin rose to 8,257 from 5,925. The rise in fatal heroin overdoses is likely due in part to users of prescription painkillers switching to the cheaper
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Heroin in New Hampshire

New Hampshire prisons are facing overcrowding as more people in the state are incarcerated for drug abuse, especially with a heroin epidemic raging there. About 2/3 of inmates are incarcerated for drug abuse, possession or sales. The striking figure is the growth in female inmates
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Cleveland’s Heroin Epidemic

Cleveland is facing a heroin epidemic with more than 900 overdoses from the drug in the past year.  This is putting pressure on the healthcare system and the judicial system as drug courts, an alternative to incarceration for narcotics, are becoming overly utilized. There are
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