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Duff: Handyman Special or New Flavor of Opt Out? 04/06/2018
By: Michael C. Duff
State: TN | Segment: Top | 418 | 0
Tennessee recently passed a law that will undoubtedly make it significantly easier for companies to classify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees, thereby lowering their operating costs and creating a class of individuals with fewer legal protections when suffering on-th...Read More

Duff: White May Not Be Case to Cite for Workers' Compensation Quid Pro Quo 03/29/2018
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 445 | 0
I (and many others) have argued that, in the Supreme Court’s decision, New York Central Railroad Company v. White (1917), the court implicitly held that a state’s workers’ compensation b...Read More

Drummond: Court Denies Mandamus Relief From Restrictive HIPAA Order 03/21/2018
By: Charley M. Drummond
State: AL | Segment: Top | 532 | 0
On Feb. 23, the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals released its opinion in Ex Parte Alabama Gas Corporation, denying Alagasco’s petition for writ of mandamus wherein it sought relief from a particularly restrictive HIPAA order entered by the trial court. ...Read More
Donelson: Why 'Texas Option' Works 12/06/2016
State: TX | Segment: Top | 1375 | 0
In regard to the recent op-ed published by Professors Thomas McGarity and Sid Shapiro, ...Read More
Davis: Okla. Workers' Comp Commission: Push Them on ERISA and They'll Push Back 03/03/2016
By: Daryl Davis
State: NA | Segment: Top | 2695 | 0
On Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, the Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) offered one of the most bizarre decisions in the history of any such tribunal in the world. The agency, ...Read More

Drug Abuse and the 2016 Presidential Election 02/02/2016
By: Michael Gavin
State: NA | Segment: Top | 568 | 0
In last week's State of the Union address, President Obama mentioned prescription drug abuse as an issue where he saw opportunity for bipartisan compromise. Notably, he mentioned this in the first three minutes of the speech. And not coincidentally, he mentioned it in the same breat...Read More
DWC Admin. Director Responds to Home Health Care Column 12/14/2015
By: Destie Overpeck
State: NA | Segment: Top | 402 | 0
Julius Young wrongly asserts that California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation intends to deny necessary home health care and push injured workers to In-Home Support Services. (...Read More
December 2015 Case Law Update 12/11/2015
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1886 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Jurisdiction and Subrogation In Walker v. WCAB, 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. LEXIS 149 (writ denied), the WCAB held that a claim filed by a professional hockey player who was employed by multiple out-of-state teams was barred by LC 3600.5 because it was filed on Sept. 16, 2013.&n...Read More
Dahl Reversed, Ability to be Rehabilitated Key to Rebuttal of PDRS 10/01/2015
By: Richard M. Jacobsmeyer
State: NA | Segment: Top | 3339 | 0
The California 1st Appellate District issued its much anticipated decision in Contra Costa County v. WCAB (Dahl) on Sept. 24. The court reversed the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board decision awarding 79% permanent disability in reliance upon vocational testimony holding that the exper...Read More
Dana Point Conference Features: Retired US Army Combat-Burn-Survivor, J.R. Martinez 08/24/2015
State: CA | Segment: Top | 531 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Soldier, combat-burn-survivor and life-motivator, J.R. Martinez, has been named the keynote speaker at the 2015 California Workers' Compensation & Risk Conference in Dana Point, Calif.  J.R. Martinez is a retired soldier, actor and spokesman. Long before J.R. Martinez won legions of ...Read More
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