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Bill Would Increase Fines, Prison Terms For Workers Compensation Offences In Manitoba

It’s not just courts that are increasing fines for safety offences. The Manitoba government has proposed substantial increases to fines under the Manitoba Workers Compensation Act....more

Legal Alert: Denial of Workers' Comp Claim May Form the Basis of RICO Claim

The Sixth Circuit has held that a group of transportation workers have a property right in their entitlement to workers' compensation benefits under Michigan law, and that the denial of their workers' compensation claims may...more

Workers Comp Stakes Raised in NC

North Carolina law requires any business with three or more employees (including owners working in the business) to carry workers compensation insurance. Until recently, there wasn’t much penalty to employers who scoffed at...more

R v Hall; R v Vaughan-Evans; R v Kelly

Duty to Accommodate in Policing: A Comparative Look at the Decisions of Hall, Kelly, and Vaughan-Evans

Duty to Accommodate in Policing in Relation to Drug Use/Addition of Police Officers. A Comparative Look at the Decisions of Hall, Kelly, and Vaughan-Evans....more

Workers' Comp Insurers Want Texting Bans to Prevent Car Accidents

U.S. employers and workers' compensation insurers are increasingly worried about the cost of work-related car accidents. Distracted driving accounts for a growing number of those accidents, which can cost them big in terms of...more

Wal-Mart Faces Class Action for Workers' Compensation Conspiracy

A class that could include as many as 6,900 Wal-Mart employees in Colorado is suing the retailer and its insurers in federal court for conspiring to interfere with their workers' compensation-related medical treatment....more

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