July 5, 2016 The NFL has reached a legal settlement with former players who suffer from cognitive impairment as a result of concussions and on-the-field collisions. Payouts could reach as high as $5 million each, but will take months to arrive—and some players don’t have that long to wait. Financially strapped with no money left…

June 5, 2016 The Supreme Court ruled in favor of 3,000 workers from a pork processing plant who brought a single, class-action lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc. to recover overtime pay. Businesses closely watched the case, hoping new limits on class-action lawsuits would be passed. Much to their dismay, the courts defended the use of…

April 20, 2016 Could utilization review physicians and UR provider companies face liability lawsuits filed by injured workers alleging they were damaged by the administration of the UR process? Perhaps. That appears to be possible under certain circumstances after a 2016 decision by the California Court of Appeal 4th District, Kirk King v. CompPartners. Read the…

November 30, 2015 On Sept. 8, 2015, a jury awarded a restaurant worker in Los Angeles $1,661,800 for unjust termination and sexual and racial harassment after they found he was wrongfully fired from his job. A local diner hired the plaintiff as a shift leader in June 2012. A few months later, he transferred to…

June 9, 2015 A San Francisco UberX driver is asking for workers’ compensation insurance to cover him in a lawsuit filed on April 28, 2015, after his face was cut by a passenger during the nightshift. The company states that drivers are independent contractors although the driver wants to be classified as an employee. Abdo…

Click here to visit the original story at ProPublica  Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers. by Michael Grabell, ProPublica, and Howard Berkes, NPR, March 4, 2015 (Photo Credit: Jeff Swensen, ProPublica) Dennis Whedbee’s crew was rushing to…

January 26, 2015 “Is your vest like ours, or is it a suicide bombing vest?” In a professional situation, is this ever appropriate banter? What about when it’s being directed towards a muslim co-worker? Elsiddig Elhindi, a 56-year-old Sudanese immigrant, does not think so. His lawyer agrees, and together they are taking his case to…

January 5, 2014 Before people began broadcasting their daily activities and professional tribulations, it was quite expensive and difficult for companies to catch insurance fraud in the act. However, the internet has changed just about every facet of corporate strategy, from effectively targeting markets to investigating prospective employees…and now the latter is to include employees…

SACRAMENTO – The Sacramento Bee reports that California rounds out the bottom three states when it comes to Workers Compensation benefits. Ironically (or not), a CNBC study conversely ranks California the 6th most expensive state to live in. The report was published last week by the Workers Compensation Research Institute and the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards Commissions….

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