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Temporary Holiday Workers Face Hazards of the Season

Crowds of holiday shoppers can create dangerous conditions for temporary employees.

Today’s post comes to us from Jon Gelman of New Jersey. In today’s tough economy, temporary employment is a holiday blessing for many, but it can come with some very real dangers.

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. Continue reading