News Digest 6-21-2021


New York bill to expand protections for volunteer firemen on way to governor

A bill intended to ensure more volunteer firemen qualify for disability and death benefits has passed the New York Assembly and the Senate, and is on its way to the governor. The bill provides that volunteer firemen who suffer a vascular rupture related to official duties and activities that causes death or disability are covered under the Volunteer Firefighter’s Benefits Law. Saratoga Today


Employees say northeast Ohio employer is mandating COVID-19 vaccine

According to current employees, an Ohio confectioner is requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees and new hires, reportedly becoming one of the first employers in Northeast Ohio to require employees get vaccinated or risk losing their jobs. WKYC [with video]


Three nominated for Massachusetts workers’ comp board

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has nominated three people as administrative judges at the state’s the Industrial Accidents Board, the agency that oversees workers’ compensation disputes, his office announced Friday. The three would be among 21 administrative judges who handle workers’ compensation claim disputes. Salem News