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October 2017 Archives

Child support and health care not covered by insurance

New Jersey parents who are negotiating a child support agreement typically consider several different types of expenses. One category that should be addressed is that of uninsured medical expenses. These costs include medically necessary health care bills that are not covered under the child's insurance. These expenses may include dental or vision care bills, co-pays, deductibles and prescription costs.

Study shows even minor health issues endanger truck drivers

Investigators at the University of Utah School of Medicine have published a study finding links between the medical histories and crash records of commercial truck drivers. The records of 49,464 drivers in New Jersey and across the U.S. were examined to produce the following conclusions.

Mirrors as a workplace safety tool

New Jersey employers are required to keep their workers safe. The use of mirrors may make it easier to see around corners or otherwise provide workers with increased vision in tight spots. Mirrors may be better than simply equipping a forklift or other moving object with the ability to make noise when moving in reverse. This is because the noise in a warehouse or other workplace could negate any noise a forklift or other object makes.

Study shows kids do better in shared parenting arrangements

During a divorce, the change in the life New Jersey kids experience at home can have some negative impacts on their health, happiness and performance at school, especially if one parent is granted full custody. In fact, one parent, usually the mother, is still awarded physical custody of the children in 80 percent of all child custody cases.

Stair injuries not uncommon in America

New Jersey residents of all ages and ability levels may be prone to getting hurt while using stairs. In fact, a study published in the 'American Journal of Emergency Medicine" determined that more than 1 million Americans are injured using stairs each year. While people of all ages showed up in the study, women and older people were more likely than others to get hurt. Younger children also were also more likely to get injured while using stairs.

Generation gaps at work create communication, safety issues

People are working longer and later in life, in New Jersey and across the U.S. An analysis of federal employment data by the Pew Research Center found that the percentage of Americans who were 65 or older and working at least part time increased from 12.8 percent in 2000 to 18.8 percent in 2016. The increasing age of the oldest workers presents challenges when it comes to workplace communication.

Child support and wage garnishments

Some New Jersey workers may be among the 7 percent nationwide whose wages are being garnished. While employees may have their wages garnished because of student loans, consumer debt or taxes, the most common reason for wage garnishment is child support. These were the conclusions of a study released by the ADP Research Institute on Sept. 27. Usually, a court order garnishes wages until a certain debt or obligation is paid.

Review finds unrepaired safety issues in used cars for sale

Anyone in New Jersey who is in the market for a used car might want to keep alert for product recalls associated with some that are for sale. It is not illegal to sell cars with unaddressed safety recalls, and a r study turned up many such cars at a popular used car dealership's locations in three states. Meanwhile, some lawmakers say that the new car sales ban on unrepaired safety recalls should extend to used cars as well.

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