A state workers’ compensation law requires employees to give proper notice of a workplace injury to employers to receive benefits. The question in this case: Did a series of communications between employee and employer add up to proper notice?
If an employee requests a reasonably priced piece of equipment to improve ergonomic performance on their job, would your company easily grant it? Here’s one of those stories that should encourage such ergonomic spending.
Confused about whether you’re required to pay workers for the time they spend putting on and taking off their required safety gear? You’re not alone. Yet another federal court has weighed in on the issue.
Q: When is workers’ compensation, the so-called “exclusive remedy” for employee injuries, not an exclusive remedy? A: When the injured employee can prove the company knew an injury was likely to occur.
An employee broke her hip while on break. What factors did the court use to determine whether she was eligible for workers’ comp benefits?
An employee suffers an injury and requires surgery. Weeks later, the employer discovered the worker was an illegal immigrant. Can the employee get workers’ comp benefits?
A former executive assistant at a Detroit law group has filed a lawsuit alleging, because of a Mad Men like atmosphere, she was required to wear high heels which caused her to trip and injure her back. She sued after the firm didn’t provide her with a job after medical leave.
No one can blame an employer for trying to reduce workers’ comp costs through a return-to-work program. But an employer might run into trouble if the state workers’ comp board finds the policy to be illegal.
How much do you think federal government employees collected in workers’ comp payments in fiscal year 2009? A. $5.2 million? B. $40.3 million? C. $145 million? D. $1.6 billion.