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NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation

NFL Doctor’s Role in Concussion Lawsuit May Prompt More to Join Litigation by Anthony Caruso on August 21, 2013 NFL doctor, Elliot Pellman, has served players for several years and made critical decisions about whether...more

California Insurance-Related Bills Meet Deadline for Passage in 2013

The deadline for Assembly bills to be passed by the California State Assembly and for Senate bills to be passed by the California State Senate was last Friday, May 31. ...more

New initiatives from the WSIB in 2013

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (“WSIB”) is in a state of flux, with many changes happening now and more on the horizon. In order to keep you up-to-date on the most recent workers’ compensation initiatives, this...more

2012 Workers Compensation Reform In California

Workers Compensation reform is on the way. Cynics might ask, didn’t we do this several years ago? Yes we did. In the late 1990’s, overutilization of medical services, higher-than-normal indemnity benefit costs, and...more

Hiring Long Lasting Employees

Hiring long lasting employees is of great benefit to a business, even these days when workers are especially mobile, often changing jobs and employers on a regular basis. The old paradigm of workers staying with one...more

Constant Email Access Increases Employee Stress

Five days away from email equals less stress. This may sound obvious, but that was the conclusion of a recent study that took away email from thirteen civilian workers at an Army facility outside Boston, according to a...more

OSHA Requirements for Small Business

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is part of the US Department of Labor. It was created “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and...more

Employer Right to Control Workers Comp Medical Care Challenged By Court of Appeals

Under current workers’ compensation laws, employers in California have the right to choose the medical facility where an injured employee is treated by properly implementing a designated Medical Provider Network (MPN). This...more

After Metron: The Corporate Criminal Liability Landscape in Canada

On December 24, 2009, at approximately 4:30 p.m., a swing stage collapsed on a construction project at 2757 Kipling Avenue, Toronto. At least six workers were on the stage at the time of the collapse. Five of them fell...more

The Players: Why Founders Need Protection Too

In today’s corporate environment few are invincible. Even founders get fired. Founders are the men and women who follow their dreams, build companies from the ground up, often forgoing paychecks for months or years on end....more

Personal Due Diligence and Protection for the C-Suite Executive

Whether you’ve been pounding the pavement for months looking for a job or were handed a top-tier position on a silver platter, there are many things to consider before signing on the dotted line. ...more

Front Seat or Back Seat During Negotiations?

Should my attorney be negotiating for me or should my counsel be taking a back seat during negotiations? ...more

AEE Business and Commercial Law Newsletter Issue 2 -2011

Newsletter on Business and Commercial Law in Nigeria...more

Even CEOs and Entrepreneurs Get Fired

For the past decade, executive compensation and its relationship to performance has been a hot topic. The law in this area is constantly changing. So too are the skills lawyers need in order to represent executives and...more

Temporary Alternative Duty in New Hampshire Workers' Compensation

This article reviews the proactive use of alternative duty in New Hampshire....more

Reinventing Workers' Comp for Employers

This article helps employers understand and help themselves work through the workers' compensation claims process....more

Prepare For OHS Transformation: Ontario Passes Bill 160

Passage of Bill 160 on May 18, 2011, paves the way for a transformation of the structure and institutions governing and enforcing OHS, and of the bodies providing information, assistance and training on OHS to workplace...more

Decline in Trade Union Membership in the UK and some very interesting statistics

Philip Henson, Partner, and head of employment law, in the City of London law firm Bargate Murray discusses the key findings of new Government report showing the decline of Trade Union membership in the UK....more

Industrial Relations (Voting Procedures) Bill rejected in UK Parliament

A motion for leave to introduce a Private Members’ Bill which would have made some strikes illegal if they were not supported by a majority of union members at that workplace has been rejected. The discussion about the Bill,...more

Employee's Compensation ACt

The inadequacies in the Nigerian Workmen Compensation Act lead to its repeal and replacement with the Employee's Compensation Act. Based on existing Nigerian practices, there are some revolutionary provisions in this...more

New "Wage Theft Prevention Act" Toughens Penalties for Employers

The new “Wage Theft Prevention Act” provides a major overhaul to the New York Labor Law by toughening penalties for employers that breach the Labor Law, and by expanding anti-retaliation protections for employees. The changes...more

Newsletter on the new Chinese Social Insurance Law, Catalogue on Guidance for Foreign Investment Industries, and New Enterprise...

New social insurance law impacting on foreigners living and working in China Proposed changes to the Catalogue for Foreign Investment, the main reference for every starting business in China, dividing foreign investments...more

USPS Heading Towards Bankruptcy

If the United States Postal Service (USPS) were an ordinary private company, it would have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy already. With the massive drop of about 6 billion in mails, especially from first class, they lost...more

Loss of Use - What is the Correct Compensation?

What compensation is the owner of a fleet vehicle entitled to for the loss of its use? The recent case of Beechwood Birmingham Limited v Hoyer Group UK Limited the Court of Appeal upheld the principles set out in the 1970...more

Leaves of Absence: How to Avoid Two of the Basic Mistakes

Managing leaves of absence is one of the most challenging tasks faced by supervisors and human resources professionals. Not only does the law authorize employees to take leaves of absence in a wide variety of circumstances,...more

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