At Levinson Axelrod, P.A., we love all the holidays that are coming in the next few months. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and all the special times in December and the New Year are fantastic. However, as one of New Jersey’s most experienced Worker’s Compensation law firms, our favorite holiday is Labor Day. That’s because we’ve fought for workers and their families for well-over 80-years and know just how important labor movements have been to the work we do and the clients we represent.
Labor Day is far more than trips to the beach and picnics. It is a day to celebrate workers. On September 5, 1882, the first Labor Day holiday was held in New York City. In 1887, New Jersey was one of the first States to make it a State holiday. By 1894, 23-more States adopted the holiday. In 1894, New Jersey’s own President Grover Cleveland made it a Federal law.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “American labor has raised the nation’s standard of living and contributed to the greatest production the world has ever known and the labor movement has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pays tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership – the American worker.”
One of the cornerstones of the American Labor movement is Worker’s Compensation rights. Injured workers are entitled to reasonable, necessary, and related medical treatment, temporary disability benefits if they cannot work, and fair compensation for permanent injuries.
Levinson Axelrod has been at the forefront of Worker’s Compensation rights in New Jersey for over three-quarters of a century and continues that fight every day. Thankfully, we have a team of passionate and highly experienced attorneys to help make that happen. This includes a number of Partners who are Certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as Workers’ Compensation Specialists, and Partner Rich Marcolus, who remains a current member of the NRCC Carpenters Local #253 Union after joining many years ago while earning a living as a carpenter in construction as a young man.
Levinson Axelrod joins with everyone celebrating the “real meaning” of Labor Day – one of our favorite holidays!