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Workers Suffer From Workers’ Comp “Reform”

For years in North Carolina and in other states, the insurance industry and big businesses have been pushing to “reform” what they’ve described as an inefficient, wasteful and costly workers’ compensation laws. Legislators and voters have been snowed by the rhetoric, and the laws have been changed. Dismantled. Stripped down. Dehumanized.  A system that once…

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Beware Jury Duty Scam

If you get a phone call saying that you’re in trouble because you missed jury duty, hang up. It’s a scam. Court officials in several North Carolina counties report scammers are calling people and telling them they owe jury duty fines and if they don’t pay, they could be arrested. A caller informs the resident…

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CANCELLED Family Fest DUE TO WEATHER

Because of bad weather, we are canceling this event. But be sure to check back her and visit our Facebook page for information about a possible rain date and the raffles. If you’ll be at the Greensboro holiday parade on Saturday, be sure to stop by the Deuterman Law Group offices afterward for some family…

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Holiday Food Drive

Once again, we are sponsoring a holiday food drive for Urban Ministry. Did you know … Greensboro ranks number 1 in the nation for rise in poverty in neighborhoods?  1 in 4 families here are food insecure? Guilford County has more than 2000 homeless children. We will be collecting food donations for Urban Ministry at…

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Employers’ cost for workers’ comp insurance decreases in NC

The N.C. Insurance Commissioner approved a 3.4 percent rate decrease for workers’ compensation insurance premiums for 2015. The rate decrease was requested by the N.C. Rate Bureau, a group representing insurance companies, the News & Observer reported. This is further proof that North Carolina’s worker’s compensation system is working as it should and is not…

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NC’s governor is taking away workers’ rights

It’s been happening under the radar screen (unless you’ve been following our warnings about Gov. Pat McCrory’s unchecked power grab). The governor, his political allies and big business and insurance industry lobbyists are trying to to dismantle the N.C. workers’ compensation system. They want to make it harder for injured workers to get the benefits and…

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2014 North Carolina Voter Guide

Click HERE for a printable 2014 N.C. Voter Guide you can take to the polls on Nov. 4. The guide includes endorsements for all candidates who represent districts in the Piedmont Triad.  To find out who represents you, click HERE. For the last several years, workers’ rights have been under attack in North Carolina. The insurance industry,…

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Fall 2014 Election Endorsements — N.C. Senate

The N.C. Advocates for Justice endorses the following candidates for N.C. Senate in the upcoming Nov. 4 election in North Carolina.  These candidates have the best records when it comes to supporting the rights of injured and disabled people. The endorsements are listed by district. Just scroll to find the appropriate district. For a full…

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Fall 2014 Election Endorsements – N.C. House of Representatives

The N.C. Advocates for Justice endorses the following candidates for N.C. House of Representatives in the upcoming Nov. 4 election in North Carolina.  These candidates have the best records when it comes to supporting the rights of injured and disabled people. The endorsements are listed by district. Just scroll to find the appropriate district. For…

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Industrial Commission files criminal charges against 5 businesses without workers’ comp insurance

A News & Observer investigation last year revealed that as many as 30,000 North Carolina businesses don’t have workers’ compensation insurance, which is required by state law, to protect their employees who are hurt on the job. The N.C. Industrial Commission this week filed the first criminal charges against five Guilford County employers who have…

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