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5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Should my attorney be negotiating for me or should my counsel be taking a back seat during negotiations? ...more
Newsletter on Business and Commercial Law in Nigeria...more
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
This article reviews the proactive use of alternative duty in New Hampshire....more
This article helps employers understand and help themselves work through the workers' compensation claims process....more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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