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Barthel: Are Temp Job Assignments to Religious Employers Unconstitutional? 09/01/2020
By: Donald R. Barthel
State: CA | Segment: Top | 408 | 0
You've been there: The injured employee has temporary work restrictions that the employer cannot accommodate. What are your options? ...Read More

Wickert: The Danger of Not Intervening in Third-Party Litigation 08/31/2020
By: Gary L. Wickert
State: KS | Segment: Top | 272 | 0
The Kansas Court of Appeals is holding class on why it is important to have subrogation counsel in workers’ compensation subrogation third-party cases, even in states that are favorable to carriers. ...Read More

Moore: Whatever Happened to Recorded Statements? 08/28/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 280 | 0
Not too long ago, workers' comp recorded statements appeared in every file where the injured worker received any type of weekly comp benefits, such as a mailed check.  ...Read More

Paduda: BWC's Dividends and Drug Costs 08/27/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: OH | Segment: Top | 216 | 0
Last week, Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced it will consider $1.5 billion in dividends to policyholders. ...Read More

Grinberg: Post-C&R Voucher Obligations 08/26/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 377 | 0
I bring you the panel decision in the case of Juan Quinonez v. Bodega Latina Corporation. Therein, the parties had reached a compromise and release agreement, but apparently the C&R did not cover the issue of the Supplemental Job Displacement Benefit voucher, which th...Read More

Castillo: Threats and Scare Tactics 08/25/2020
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 585 | 0
Uber and Lyft can continue to misclassify their drivers as independent contractors, at least until October, due to a California Court of Appeal ruling issued in the wake of the companies’ threats and scare tactics to shutter operations in the state. ...Read More

Young: Rope-a-Dope 08/24/2020
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 384 | 0
Uber and Lyft won’t be shutting down just yet. ...Read More

Moore: Subs of Subs Become Employees 08/21/2020
By: James Moore
State: NA | Segment: Top | 372 | 0
Early in my career, my insurance company employer sent me to what was a whirlwind of legal terms and concepts known as subrogation.  ...Read More

Barthel: The Trials and Tribulations of Subpoenas 08/20/2020
By: Donald R. Barthel
State: CA | Segment: Top | 281 | 0
Every adjuster has been there: You're sitting at your claims desk (or, in the era of coronavirus, on your couch wearing your bunny slippers) when you receive a subpoena for your file. ...Read More

Paduda: Agriculture, COVID-19 and Workers' Comp Claims 08/19/2020
By: Joe Paduda
State: CA | Segment: Top | 312 | 0
Here’s what’s puzzling me about agricultural workers, COVID-19 infections and workers’ comp: Few agricultural wo...Read More
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