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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Temporary Holiday Workers Face Hazards of the Season

This holiday season, more than in the past, there will be a serious challenge to workers who are taking on temporary jobs. As the economy continues to be in the ditch, more people are being hired for jobs for which they are untrained and unfamiliar. Injuries will result.

Temporary employees who are injured at work are not accustomed to the procedural requirements to give their employers notice of the injury, and the correct manner and method to seek approved medical treatment. Additionally benefits paid to seasonal workers are notoriously low and paid sporadically so the computation of rate benefits becomes an issue.

See Eve Tahmincioglu's article, Tough economy makes holiday jobs a gift for many (

"In 2008, Andrew Sullivan lost his job as a sales and customer service supervisor for a telecommunications company and decided to take a temporary seasonal gig as a driver for UPS because he couldn’t find work in his field....." read more
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