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What is the Impact of Walmart’s “Made in America” on Workers?

What is the Impact of Walmart’s Made in America on Workers? When Walmart advertises that its American-made goods will create 1 million new American jobs it avoids the fact that Walmart’s Chinese-made goods totaled at least $49.1 billion in 2013 and that the Walmart-based Chinese trade eliminated 400,000 American jobs per The Alliance of AmericanContinue Reading What is the Impact of Walmart’s “Made in America” on Workers?

Is Surgery the Answer?

Is Surgery the Answer? There may be certain circumstances after an employee sustains a work related injury where surgery is important to be performed in order to alleviate the symptoms and provide him/her with greater function.  Most often, doctors will try other methods of resolution before considering surgery such as chiropractic, injections, physical therapy orContinue Reading Is Surgery the Answer?

Is Workers’ Compensation a Benefit or Burden?

Is Workers’ Compensation a Benefit or Burden? The workers compensation system in Minnesota and other states were initially established to provide benefits such as wage loss, medical benefits and rehabilitation for injured workers. Now….things are changing, causing serious consequences for thousands of employees’ who have suffered serious injuries at work. A ProPublica and NPR investigationContinue Reading Is Workers’ Compensation a Benefit or Burden?

How to live with chronic pain?

How to live with chronic pain? How to live with chronic pain? The fear and loneliness can be intense, leading to deep depression. It can feel terribly unfair. You were active and living life. Now, you feel like crap. You may even think, “I am dying!” What’s even more frustrating is going through dozens ofContinue Reading How to live with chronic pain?

Is mediation helpful in workers’ compensation cases?

Is mediation helpful in workers’ compensation cases? Mediation services for injured workers cases are offered through the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Workers Compensation Division and the Office of Administrative Hearings in St. Paul, MN.  The advantage of utilizing the Office of Administrative Hearings is that Judges act in the role of a mediatorContinue Reading Is mediation helpful in workers’ compensation cases?

Is it safe to take Advil, Aleve and other pain relievers?

Is it safe to take Advil, Aleve and other pain relievers? FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes. The Food and Drug Administration warns that pain relievers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and generic) and naproxen (Aleve and generic), also known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, haveContinue Reading Is it safe to take Advil, Aleve and other pain relievers?

How to get health insurance in Minnesota?

HOW TO GET HEALTH INSURANCE IN MINNESOTA? Nearly 18 million people have gained health insurance due to the Affordable Care Act, but 10.5 million are still uninsured and could sign up for plans on state and federal exchanges. Open enrollment in the federal and state exchanges start Nov. 1. Minnesota is also providing a limitedContinue Reading How to get health insurance in Minnesota?

How to get a handicap parking permit?

How to get a handicap parking permit? Obtain a handicap parking permit by following these four steps: Print off the disability form at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/forms-documents/Documents/MV_DisabilityParkingCertificate.pdf. Complete the top portion of the form and sign it. Ask your doctor to fill out the lower portion and sign it. Mail the application to the address on the backContinue Reading How to get a handicap parking permit?
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