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The Court of Appeals of New Mexico issued a decision last week that many employers believe flies in the face of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. §§ 801 (“CSA”), and the Justice Department’s August 29, 2013 Memorandum....more
In South Coast Framing, Inc. v. WCAB, Jovelyn Clark, S215637, May 28, 2015, the California Supreme Court clarified a claimant’s burden of proof in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. In brief, a claimant meets the...more
The court of appeals affirmed. A workers’ compensation carrier can commit the tort of bad faith in two ways: (1) the intentional and unreasonable denial of a claim (“bad faith denial of benefits”); or (2) the intentional and...more
Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a willful OSHA citation against an employer that delayed calling for emergency services for 90 minutes after an employee became trapped in a permit-required confined...more
Earlier this month, a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court held in Illinois State Treasurer v. Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission that the State Treasurer, when appealing a workers’ compensation award in a case where he...more
In a highly anticipated decision, the Texas Supreme Court emphasized its commitment to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation Act (Act) to deal with and respond to claims arising out of the...more
The Workers Compensation has broad jurisdiction to award or apportion attorneys’ fees in connection with counsel’s work before the Commission. But what if one of the attorneys didn’t appear before the Commission, and the...more
Happy New Year! The Virginia Supreme Court issued opinions yesterday, its first term for 2015. This term resulted in cases which, in various ways, deal with the authority of government entities (Workers Compensation...more
The California Court of Appeal addressed the scope of the Going And Coming Rule in its decision, Craig Schultz v. WCAB and Joint Test Tactics and Training (JT3), 2015 S.O.S. 99, January 6, 2015....more
On November 20, 2014, the WCAB issued Bodam v. San Bernardino County/Department of Social Services, and declared it to be A Significant Panel Decision, which means it is citable before the board, but is not persuasive...more
The Federal Government is proposing to make it easier for businesses to opt out of State and Territory specific work health and safety (WHS) laws and to join the Federal WHS system.
The case for self-insurance...more
Many of us lawyers are involved with nonprofits. Some of us assist clients in incorporating and providing legal advice to nonprofits, and others of us serve on nonprofit boards.
Nonprofit law is surprisingly complex. ...more
Generally, workers who are injured on the job in Illinois are entitled to benefits, including disability and coverage of required medical treatment, under the Workers’ Compensation Act. There are cases, however, in which an...more
Although Illinois courts are courts of general jurisdiction presumed to have subject matter jurisdiction, this presumption doesn’t apply to workers’ compensation proceedings. Pursuant to Section 19(f)(2) of the Workers’...more
In the closing days of its May term, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed a petition for leave to appeal from a decision of the Appellate Court for the Second District in Ferris, Thompson and Zweig, Ltd. v. Esposito. Ferris,...more
Professional athletes seeking to take advantage of California’s historically beneficial workers’ compensation scheme suffered back-to-back defeats to close out 2013. Even as public attention to the long-term effects of...more
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a decision that may significantly change the ability of an employer to modify or suspend Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation benefits based on a Labor Market Survey. In...more
Ruling in a 4-2 decision, the Australian High Court denied a government employee worker’s compensation claim for an injury the employee sustained while having sex in a motel room during a business trip.
Can issues that have already been determined by an administrative tribunal in one forum be revisited in another forum? In its earlier decision in British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Board) v. Figliola, the S.C.C....more
Last week, in a case which had attracted nationwide interest in the workers' compensation bar, a divided Illinois Supreme Court extended the mailbox rule to the process of initiating judicial review of decisions of the...more
Nevada law requires third-party administrators and self-insurers of workers' compensation claims to send accepted claimants a notice of their right to choose a different doctor from the appropriate provider list. Not all...more
During the holiday break, I did what many lawyers do (but will publicly deny): I watched a few ”bad” reality tv shows.
No, I didn’t watch “Here Comes Honey Boo-boo” (even I have my limits).
But on the Food...more
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
In Roy Justice v. West Virginia Office Insurance Commission and Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc., No. 11-0113 (W.Va. Nov. 14, 2012), the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals issued a significant decision impacting...more
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
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