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A Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench has assessed punitive damages totalling $4,500,000 against two insurers in a recent trial decision, Branco v. American Home Assurance et. al., 2013 SKQB 98. In rendering a...more
In a decision favorable to Ohio employers, the Ohio Supreme Court recently clarified the circumstances under which an employer can be found to have committed an “employment intentional tort.” The Court’s decision, in Hewitt...more
The collateral source rule in a personal injury action or tort claim generally prevents the admission of evidence that the plaintiff will be compensated from a source other than the defendant for his/her injuries. This rule...more
It’s that time of year! Tis the season for toasts and traditions, presents and parties, secret Santa’s and sexual harassment, lawyers and lawsuits. . . Wait, what? Unfortunately, it’s true. Santa is not...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
A willful violation of federal safety standards does not, on its own, overcome the worker’s compensation bar against civil suits, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled in its June 26, 2012 decision in Van Dunk v. Reckson Assocs....more
In India, the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 is the main legislation for investigation and settlement of all industrial disputes.
The Industrial Disputes (Amendment Act), 2010 have brought few significant changes to the...more
The decision whether to staff with employees or independent contractors hinges on a number of practical issues. Owners are able to exercise more control over the actions and methods of employees than ICs. Employees also tend...more
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