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Truong: Insight Into the Severe Violator Enforcement Program 10/04/2018
Source: Jennifer L. Truong
State: WA | Segment: Top | 67 | 0
For Washington state employers who have demonstrated indifference to their Washington Industrial and Safety and Health Act obligations, the Department of Labor and Industries' Division of Occupational Safety and Health may add your company to Severe Violator Enforcement Program, which can res...Read More

Torrey: Gig Workforce Members Via Analogy to Exotic Dancers 09/24/2018
Source: David B. Torrey
State: SC | Segment: Top | 128 | 0
In a new article, the author, a law student, tries to predict how South Carolina courts would rule when a platform intermediary worker alleges, in some employment law context (like workers’ compensation), that he or she is an employee. ...Read More

Torrey: Gig Workforce: An International View, a Pennsylvania View 07/30/2018
Source: David B. Torrey
State: PA | Segment: Top | 194 | 0
Oxford University's Jeremias Prassl has published what seems to be the first book by a law professor analyzing the gig economy and its relationship to international precepts of modern employment law.  ...Read More

Thomas: The Pike Decision 07/18/2018
Source: Joanne M. Thomas
State: CA | Segment: Top | 276 | 0
I was less than hopeful that Pike would become a defining decision on the crucial issue of entitlement to temporary total disability five years subsequent to the date of injury. ...Read More

Torrey: New Article Describes VA Disability Claims Procedure, Advocates for Change 07/06/2018
Source: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 399 | 0
In a new, well-crafted article, a recent law graduate and former naval officer outlines in brief the law and procedure of veterans’ disability benefits claims, and sets forth a criti...Read More

Torrey: Identifying the Source of Recent Constitutional Challenges 06/12/2018
By: David B. Torrey
State: NA | Segment: Top | 211 | 0
In a new article, the articulate chair of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission discusses the unprecedented number of constitutional challenges we have seen the last two years or so surrounding state worker...Read More
Teague Campbell: Change to Framework in Supreme Court's Landmark Wilkes Decision 06/22/2017
By: Teague Campbell
State: NC | Segment: Top | 1458 | 0
In addition to creating a medical presumption for accepted claims, the North Carolina Supreme Court’s decision in Wilkes v. City of Greenville has significantly altered the lan...Read More
Teague Campbell: Attendant Care Updates 03/02/2017
By: Teague Campbell
State: NC | Segment: Top | 1069 | 0
Thompson v. International Paper Co. On Feb. 23, 2012, Darrell Thompson was involved in an at-work accident and suffered severe burns that covered more than 23% of his body, mostly to his left shoulder and arm. Following the injury, Thompson underwent three major...Read More
The Debate of Mental-Mental and PTSD 01/20/2017
By: David Langham
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2898 | 0
There is a debate raging across America related to mental health. There are those who see disparity and injustice in the treatment of psychological illness in workers' compensation. It appears that state's treatment of mental illness falls into some reasonably defined categories. ...Read More
Teague Campbell: The Last Medical Payment Is the Last Medical Payment 12/20/2016
State: NC | Segment: Top | 1219 | 0
Kelly Lewis worked as a bus operator for Transit Management of Charlotte (“Charlotte Transit”). He suffered an admittedly compensable back injury on June 15, 2009, when the bus he was driving was rear-ended. A Form 25R was completed wherein Lewis was assigned a 0% permanent ...Read More
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