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A New Year Brings New Compliance Obligations for Employers

As 2012 winds to a close, a look back at legal developments demonstrates that state legislatures were busy all year long. Every year, employers are inundated with new employment laws and regulations that impose new compliance...more

Employer Handbook: Workers’ Compensation Retaliation

Who, What, Why . . . Who does it apply to: All employers, whether subscribers to workers’ compensation insurance, or not. What is the issue: Employees of businesses that make workers’ compensation claims sometimes...more

Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Has Exclusive Jurisdiction To Adjudicate Claims For Discrimination Based On Filing A Workers'...

In Dutra v. Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 3 Dist., September 26, 2012), a California Court of Appeal considered whether a lawsuit alleging that an employee had been wrongfully terminated due...more

Labor Letter - October 2011

In This Issue: - Hurricane Irene Leaves Wage/Hour Questions In Her Wake By John Thompson (Atlanta) Affected employers will no doubt have a variety of wage-hour questions in the aftermath of any major disaster, such...more

A Workers' Compensation Rating Of 100% Disabled Does Not Relieve An Employer Of Its Obligations Under The ADA And FEHA

Cuiellette v. City of Los Angeles (April 22, 2011) cautions employers that when an employee has been rated as 100% disabled for workers’ compensation purposes, the employer is not relieved of its duties under the Americans...more

Blurring the Lines Between Workers' Compensation Retaliation and Disability Discrimination

A new trend in Kentucky has recently emerged where plaintiffs are attempting to base their workers' compensation claims on evidence that their employers allegedly mistreated them while they were on light duty or exercising...more

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