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California Legislation 2014

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a number of bills that will impact the employer community. Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014—Paid Sick Leave (AB 1522) - On September 10, 2014,...more

Recent Legal Decisions Prove That Your Experience Modification Rate Matters More Than Ever

Some contractors no doubt experienced sticker shock when their most recent workers’ compensation audit came back with a higher-than-expected Experience Modification Rate, or EMR, that raised their insurance premium despite...more

Contractors State License Board Beefs Up Public Works Unit

The California Contractors State License Board (“CSLB”) has announced that it’s beefing up its Public Works Unit to help ensure that contractors bidding and performing work on public works projects are complying with wage and...more

Colorado Construction Legislation Update

The 2013 Colorado Legislative Session ended on May 8, 2013. Although construction issues were not at the forefront, a few bills pertinent to the construction industry did appear and pass this Session. This advisory provides...more

Labor & Employment E-Note - March 14, 2013

In This Issue: - ALERT: USCIS INTRODUCES NEW FORM I-9 - OFCCP Moving to Broader Investigations into Pay Bias - High Court to Consider U.S. Steel Workers' Compensation Case - NLRB Rulings Questioned After Board...more

LAWSUIT AGAINST THE STATE OF INDIANA

On occasion, Wischmeyer Law Office will receive an inquiry about a claim against the State of Indiana for negligence. All too often, I am unable to assist the potential client because of limits that exist in the State of...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

Illinois Politics and Workers’ Compensation: Race for Governor

Unless you are injured, or know a loved one who has been hurt on the job, a decision to vote usually does not take into consideration the issue of Workers’ Compensation. In less than 30 days, the voters of Illinois will elect...more

Six Workers Injured in Tennessee Military Flare Plant Explosion

An explosion at the Kilgore Flares Co. plant in Toone, Tennessee, has resulted in at least six workers injured, three of them critically. The plant, which makes flares for military aircraft, is located approximately 75 miles...more

United States District Court For The Southern District Of Texas Deprives Battlefield Contractors Of The Protections Of The Defense...

A recent decision by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas may have caused grave damage to protections long available to overseas government contractors and their employees under the Defense Base...more

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