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April 2020 Archives

Illinois homebuilder cited for exposing roofers to fall risk

Now that it is spring, it will become more common to see roofers at elevated heights on new construction or on established buildings needing roofing services. Obviously, roofing is an inherently dangerous occupation. State and federal work safety laws require Illinois roofing employers to provide certain worker protections against falls, which can cause severe injuries and death.

New rule will make English ability irrelevant to disability determination

On April 27, a revised Social Security regulation will take effect that will remove a person's limited English proficiency (LEP) from consideration as a factor in disability claims for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). This is likely to make some in a certain population of older disabled people eligible for benefits who would otherwise have been ineligible if their limited English ability could still be considered as it has been for similar people since 1978.

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