What If I Can’t Work Because Of Long Term Covid-19 Illness?

If you are a worker suffering long-term effects of COVID-19, then you may be entitled to protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or other Federal civil rights laws, including additional time off to seek medical treatment or to recover. The ADA protects workers with a qualifying disability, i.e., a physical or mental impairment that…

FLORIDA’S DISCRIMINATION LAW- FOR THE BUSINESSES

  By Travis Lampert, Esq. While most of us were grappling with the effects of the corona-virus in our workplaces and homes, Florida’s legislature and governor have been hard at work shortening the time frame Floridians have to file claims of discrimination against their employers. The Florida Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in employment based…

DOL-RULE CHANGE FOR JOINT EMPLOYERS

  By Travis P. Lampert, Esq. Though you may only have one job, many of you work for multiple, or joint employers. This situation often arises when multiple employers have a close relationship and are essentially pursuing a single venture, such as contractors and sub-contractors, or even franchisees. Under Obama era rules, the Department of…

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Social Security Disability – Hurry Up And Wait!

Applying For Social Security is a Daunting Task From the very outset, if you’ve applied for Social Security benefits, your suffering from some form of physical or mental disability which limits or prevents you from working, and you are likely experiencing severe financial strain because of your disability.  Social Security disability benefits are designed to…

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Valsartan Recall Expanded to Include Additional Drugs

Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), recent heart attacks and heart failure.  However, in July of 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of some drugs which contain Valsartan after learning that some batches of Valsartan were contaminated with a known carcinogen linked to increase cancer risk called N-nitrosodimethylamine…

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Defective Earplugs Sold to US Military Results in 3M Lawsuit

In July 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that 3M Company had agreed to pay $9.1 million to settle a whistleblower False Claims Act that accused 3M of knowingly selling defective earplugs to the military, specifically, 3M’s dual-ended Combat Arms earplugs. The whistleblower claim alleged that 3M, through its predecessor, Aearo Technologies, knew that…

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