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Castillo: A Fate No Worker Should Suffer 01/12/2021
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 254 | 0
Fatal occupational injuries in California rose again to their highest level in 11 years, recording more than 400 deaths for the second year in a row and further exposing the inequities faced by Latinx and older workers. ...Read More
 
 

Walls: Perils of Pandemic Premium Audits 01/11/2021
By: Mark Walls
State: NA | Segment: Top | 203 | 0
Because workers’ compensation premiums are usually driven by employer payroll, carriers audit the payroll figures to ensure that the worker classifications are accurate and that the premiums reflect the covered risks. ...Read More
 
 

Fish: Attorney General Says Vaccination Side Effects Are Covered by Comp 01/08/2021
By: Mike Fish
State: AL | Segment: Top | 275 | 0
At least, that was the opinion of the Alabama attorney general on Feb. 3, 2003.  ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: CT Claim Barred by Statute of Limitations 01/07/2021
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 292 | 0
Now that we’ve all gotten over our glow and inclinations toward goodwill to all mankind and are back to being the cynical, cold-hearted naysayers of the workers’ comp world (or is that just me?), I would like to share with you one of my many gripes with the workers’ comp wo...Read More
 
 

Salem: Let's Ban Some Words 01/06/2021
By: Jane Salem
State: TN | Segment: Top | 333 | 0
When you grow up the daughter of an English teacher alongside six siblings who all earned a degree in one form or another in English, well, you become a grammar nerd, whether or not you like it. ...Read More
 
 

Castillo: A New Year's Resolution 01/05/2021
By: Michael Castillo
State: CA | Segment: Top | 218 | 0
While the state Legislature continues to address the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re hoping to carve out space to tackle a long-standing problem plaguing injured workers: reducing delays in medical treatment. ...Read More
 
 
Young: The Top 10 California Workers' Comp Developments of 2020 01/04/2021
By: Julius Young
State: CA | Segment: Top | 557 | 0
It’s time to take stock of what transpired in the California workers’ comp world in 2020. ...Read More
 
 

Grinberg: WCAB Upholds Finding of No Employment in Residential Case 12/30/2020
By: Gregory Grinberg
State: CA | Segment: Top | 297 | 0
I bring you today the case of Garcia v. Sweet Melody Express, in which the Workers' Compensation Appeals Panel affirmed a trial judge’s finding that applicant Garcia was not an employee of defendant. ...Read More
 
 

Switzer: Looking Back on 2020 12/29/2020
By: Kenneth M. Switzer
State: TN | Segment: Top | 204 | 0
Winter is here and just a few days remain in the year. Much has been said about 2020, and understandably the theme overall has ranged from disappointment to sorrow. It’s been a year for reflection and re-evaluating priorities. As a court, we strived to stay positive and focused on our ...Read More
 
 

Duff: Will New FLSA Employee Test Change Anything? 12/28/2020
By: Michael C. Duff
State: NA | Segment: Top | 250 | 0
The Bloomberg Daily Labor Report recently said “the U.S. Labor Department sent to the White House for review a high-profile final rule to ease employers’ use of independent contractors, continuing the Trump administration’s deregulatory push in the final weeks before the preside...Read More
 
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