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White and Williams LLP

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declares Future Credit on Medical Benefits Dead

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On June 19, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided Whitmoyer v. WCAB (Mountain Country Meats), No. 52 MAP 2017, 2018 Pa. Lexis 2995. The decision reversed longstanding Pennsylvania law and the Commonwealth Court’s...more

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Supreme Court Issues New Ruling on Workers’ Compensation Subrogation Reimbursement

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In a recent case, decided on June 19, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted appeal to clarify the scope of subrogation reimbursement under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act (the “Act”)....more

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Avoid Jumping to Conclusions About Compensability of Work Injuries Caused by an Employee’s Intentional, High-Risk Conduct

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What should a Pennsylvania employer do when an employee seeks workers’ compensation benefits after injuring himself by engaging in risky behavior at work? ...more

Dentons

The introduction of Bill 30 brings the potential for significant changes to Alberta’s workplace laws

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On November 27, 2017, the Government of Alberta introduced numerous proposed changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workers’ Compensation Act. The proposed changes are contained in Bill 30: An Act to...more

Proskauer - California Employment Law

California Employment Law Notes - November 2017

Newly Enacted California Statutes - Statewide "Ban-the-Box" Legislation - Known as "Ban-the-Box" legislation in reference to the box applicants are asked to check if they have any prior criminal convictions, the new...more

McNair Law Firm, P.A.

Court finds employee's IIED claim against Columbia employer hopeless

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Attorneys who represent employees beginning to explore the use of nontraditional causes of action against employers. Courts and employers are seeing more defamation, conspiracy, and intentional infliction of emotional...more

Barley Snyder

IREs Held as Unconstitutional in Workers’ Compensation Cases

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week drastically altered the landscape for workers’ compensation carriers and created future uncertainties when it struck down aspects of the Workers’ Compensation Act....more

Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.

Impairment Rating Evaluations Declared Unconstitutional

Over 20 years after Section 306(a.2) of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted, employers will no longer be able to limit partial disability benefits to 500 weeks based on an Impairment Rating Evaluation...more

Burr & Forman

Corporate E-Note - May 2017

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Starting on Friday, May 12th, computers in countries around the world have fallen victim to the latest ransomware attack. As of May 15th, it is estimated that more than 150 countries have infected systems, totaling over...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

One Judge Finds Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Act Unconstitutional—Now What?

Workers’ compensation laws are supposed to take the guess work out of employee injuries. If an employee is hurt at work, the statute governs, you pay the benefits and move on—right? Well, if you have employees in Alabama,...more

Burr & Forman

Burr Alert: Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act Held Unconstitutional

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On Monday, May 8, 2017, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Pat Ballard unexpectedly ruled that the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act is unconstitutional. Specifically, Judge Ballard found the $220 per week cap on workers’...more

Howard Ankin

Does Workers’ Comp Cover Injuries that do Not Occur at the Job Site?

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Under Illinois workers’ compensation laws, an employer may be held liable for injuries that occur outside of the workplace, depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury....more

Dentons

New Requirements for BC Joint Health and Safety Committees

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If you operate a workplace in British Columbia with 10 or more workers, you may need to make some changes to your workplace health and safety practices....more

Dentons

Bullied to death? PEI WCB awards benefits to widow after finding a link between workplace bullying and fatal heart attack

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The Workers Compensation Board of Prince Edward Island recently awarded WCB benefits to the widow of a worker who died of a heart attack in November 2013. The worker had suffered a workplace back injury a few months earlier...more

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Injured worker’s claim lacked the “something more” needed to establish personal liability against employer’s directors

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The Alberta Court of Appeal has confirmed that in order for a director of a corporate employer to be found personally liable for damages sustained by one of the corporation’s workers in a workplace accident, there must be...more

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They’re Back! What Should Employers Expect from the 2017 Connecticut General Assembly Session?

On January 4, the 2017 session of the Connecticut General Assembly begins. The session is scheduled to adjourn on June 7, 2017. Numerous proposed bills affecting Connecticut employers and employees will be unleashed during...more

Stoel Rives - World of Employment

Idaho Supreme Court Refuses to Modify the Workers Compensation Exclusive Remedy Doctrine

In order to provide near certain relief for employees injured in the course of employment, the Idaho Worker’s Compensation Act withdrew the common law remedies workers traditionally held against their employers. This...more

Murtha Cullina

CT Supreme Court Permits a Workers' Compensation Insurer to Sue Third Parties for Reimbursement

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In a decision to be officially released on September 27, 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court holds that a workers’ compensation insurer can maintain an equitable subrogation claim against third-party tortfeasors to recover...more

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

Update on Impairment Rating Examinations in Workers’ Compensation Cases

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Since 1996, Section 306(a.2) of the Workers’ Compensation Act has offered a framework for litigating long term exposure to temporary total disability (“TTD”) benefits, through the use of impairment rating evaluations...more

Reminger Co., LPA

Tort reform, apportionment and immunity

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Applying Ohio’s tort reform legislation to a situation where a non-party is immune from the tort liability in issue has resulted in contradictory holdings. This article originally appeared in the 2016 September/October...more

Pullman & Comley, LLC

Appellate Court Notes

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Supreme Court Advance Release Opinions: SC19589 - Velecela v. All Habitat Services, LLC - SC19589 Concurrence - Velecela v. All Habitat Services, LLC - Claim for negligent infliction of bystander emotion...more

Ruder Ware

Employers Who “Usually” Employ 3 or More Employees: the Threshold for Mandatory Worker’s Compensation in Wisconsin

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In general (i.e. non-farm) employment, Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Act becomes mandatory for employers under either of two circumstances. In the event such an employer pays $500 in wages during any calendar quarter,...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Franchisor to Be Considered Statutory Employer? PA Supreme Court to Decide

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The far-reaching implications of this decision could change the existing franchise business model. Is a franchisor a statutory employer of its franchisee’s employees? The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board thinks so,...more

Dentons

Alberta court of appeal dismisses worker’s appeal In his 20+ year old case against a developer

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The Alberta Court of Appeal has recently confirmed that an owner/developer of a condominium conversion project was not liable for damages in a civil action commenced by a worker....more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Several New Worker's Compensation Provisions Favorable to Wisconsin Employers

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law several new employer-friendly 2016 amendments to the state’s Worker’s Compensation Act. In addition to cutting the statute of limitations for traumatic injury claims in half,...more

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