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Barthel and Kamin: Multiple Employers Over 14 Days (Who's Liable?) 05/22/2020
By: Donald R. Barthel and John P. Kamin
State: CA | Segment: Top | 530 | 0
Per Gov. Gavin Newsom's recent executive order, issued on May 6, employees who have a positive test result or diagnosis of COVID-19 within 14 days of performing work somewhere other than home at the direction of the employer may enjoy a broad rebuttable presumption that the infection is ...Read More

VanDillen: The Pandemic Is Leveling Out. Now What? 05/21/2020
By: Linda VanDillen
State: NA | Segment: Top | 440 | 1
Our employees may have become deconditioned over the past three months. According to a WebMD article regarding a Danish study on healthy aging, it takes just two weeks of physical inactivity for those who are physically fit to lose a significant amount of their muscle strength. ...Read More

Anders: Federal Court Rules on Plaintiff's Refusal to Provide SSN 05/20/2020
By: Dan Anders
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2868 | 0
A federal magistrate judge got a full education in Section 111 mandatory insurer reporting when a plaintiff refused to provide his Social Security number in a liability settlement with the State of Rhode Island. ...Read More

Geaney: Dismissal Violates Petitioner's Due Process Rights 05/19/2020
By: John H. Geaney
State: NJ | Segment: Top | 354 | 0
In the past few years, there have been several unreported cases in which the Appellate Division has found a violation of the due process rights of a respondent. ...Read More

DuVall: Battling Fraud During a Pandemic 05/18/2020
By: A.D. DuVall
State: NA | Segment: Top | 795 | 0
As my 10-year-old kicked off week nine of distance learning from home and I entered my fourth month as deputy executive director of the coalition, I've had a prime opportunity to reflect on the extraordinary circumstances the world is confronting at the moment. ...Read More
Paduda: NCCI — Quick Hits, a Deeper Dive, and a Critique 05/15/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: NA | Segment: Top | 389 | 0
Apologies for not getting this out sooner; wanted to wait until I heard back from NCCI on a couple items. ...Read More

Snyder: A Good Way to Make a Bad Impression 05/14/2020
By: Teddy Snyder
State: NA | Segment: Top | 338 | 0
Chances are that before you meet your mediator for the first time, you will submit your mediation brief. Your brief is usually the first opportunity to dazzle the reader with your well-honed points and skillful rhetoric. ...Read More

Gurvey: All Injured Workers Getting the Shaft Because of Newsom's COVID-19 Executive Order 05/13/2020
By: Alan Gurvey
State: CA | Segment: Top | 776 | 0
There has been a lot of discussion in the media regarding Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 executive order that creates a rebuttable presumption for all employees who contract coronavirus and claim it is due to work. ...Read More

Duff: Desperate Litigation in the Meatpacking Industry 05/12/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 428 | 0
I have had a couple of inquiries in the last few days about lawsuits filed by employees against meatpacking plants. ...Read More

Salem: Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction Precludes Election of Remedies 05/11/2020
By: Jane Salem
State: TN | Segment: Top | 292 | 0
The Supreme Court Special Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel revived a case last week, holding that an injured worker didn’t elect to pursue his claim in Georgia when that state’s tribunal found it didn’t have subject matter jurisdiction. ...Read More
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