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5 Risks of Telecommuting (And How Employers Should Handle Them)
The Connecticut Supreme Court recently released a decision, SC19085 that puts to bed an issue that frequently arises when employers attempt to have departing employees release ALL claims against the company – including...more
Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal recently held that an arbitration agreement was unenforceable in the context of a claim brought under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) when the agreement provides for an...more
October 13, 2013 was the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to act on bills passed by the California Legislature this year. Here are summaries of noteworthy insurance-related bills which Governor Brown signed into law. Unless...more
A workers' compensation retaliation claim must be arbitrated under the parties' arbitration agreement, according to a recent decision by Florida's Second District Court of Appeal, Audio Visual Innovations, Inc. v. Spiessbach...more
I. Introduction -
The last few decades of tort litigation in America have been marked primarily by a surge in filings of asbestos, silica and other delayed manifestation bodily injury and property damage claims. These...more
Indemnity Clauses and Anti-Indemnity Legislation -
I. Purpose and Enforceability of Indemnity Clauses -
Indemnification is an equitable doctrine that attempts to shift the burden of a judgment from one party...more
When purchasing, or considering the purchase of, large deductible (LD) workers’ compensation, auto, and other policies, insurance companies often require the policyholder to post collateral to secure the risk. This collateral...more
Our reports on the civil oral arguments of the Illinois Supreme Court's November term continue with Skokie Castings, Inc. v. Illinois Insurance Guaranty Fund. ...more
Trata-se de um estudo sobre a atual situação do direito do trabalho no Brasil e suas implicações sobre os resultados financeiros das empresas....more
You know who we are talking about. He works in your office, he has access to your intranet, he volunteered to be your fire warden, and he is always the life of the Christmas party.
He is that temp you engaged five...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
On August 31, 2012, the California legislature approved Senate Bill 863, which, among other things, added Section 139.32 to the Labor Code. This provision creates a new series of referral prohibitions relating to the...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
Football is a violent game, and many of the warriors who play it professionally find their careers cut short by brutal injuries. Even those players who are able to complete an entire career without incident may find...more
Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act (“Act”), employers are required to maintain workers’ compensation insurance coverage. Generally, the employer’s obligation extends only to maintaining coverage for its...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
Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company and American Manufacturers Mutual Insurance Company (part of the Lumbermens Mutual Group and formerly known as Kemper) (“Lumbermens”), after years of struggling financially under the...more
In its recent decision in Westport Ins. Corp. v. Hamilton Wharton Group, Inc., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 9888 (2d Cir. May 17, 2012), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had occasion to consider whether a...more
In DMS Services, Inc. v. Superior Court, the Plaintiff brought suit in California state court for breach of contract, bad faith and related claims against the third-party administrator, or TPA, responsible for managing its...more
The 82nd Regular Session of the Texas Legislature dealt with many issues related to construction projects in Texas, including sustainable design building standards for state buildings, lien waiver form requirements, and the...more
Halloween is over, but we still cringe as bed bugs continue to feed on the blood of their hosts. Despite studies by the Centers Disease Control there is no conclusive evidence linking bed bugs to illnesses; the bites are...more
INDIVIDUAL REDUNDANCY CONSULTATION IN ENGLAND
In today’s economic climate, businesses may need to consider reducing the workforce in order to cut costs. If proposing to dismiss as redundant less than 20 employees, the...more
Stakeholder Pensions in England
Employers who employ 5 or more employees are obliged to offer their employees access to a stakeholder pension scheme (unless another qualifying pension scheme is provided by the employer),...more
CARE CUSTODY & CONTROL EXCLUSION PRECLUDES COVERAGE
Last Friday, in Ohio Casualty Insurance Company v. Lloyd Technologies Inc., No. A-09-CA-633-LY (W.D.Tex. September 30, 2011), a Federal District Court Judge in the Austin...more