Legal News Articles - Workers Compensation
August 25, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Tallahassee, FL: It comes as no surprise that any Florida worker requiring Workers’ Compensation for a job-related injury only to experience the headache and heartbreak of a Florida denied workers compensation claim, resorts to a Florida workers comp lawsuit. In fact, legal experts note that Florida is such an employer-friendly State; a good lawyer is almost a prerequisite to a successful workers’ compensation claim given that the odds are stacked against the employee.Read [ Qualified Attorney Important for Florida Workers’ Compensation Claims ]
July 30, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Chicago, IL: A unique Illinois Workers Compensation lawsuit has been quietly percolating through the courts of Illinois. At stake are two claims for workers compensation benefits filed by a personal assistant for an individual with disabilities. At the heart of the Illinois denied workers compensation claim, is an interpretation under Illinois law as to who is, or is not an employee of the state.Read [ Duality Observed in Illinois Cause for Confusion, but Plaintiff Benefits Nonetheless ]
June 7, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Minneapolis, MN Individuals dealing with social security, workers compensation benefits, or short or long term disability claims are often faced with a flurry of forms. Answering an insurance company’s request for information in what is usually referred to as a Proof of Disability letter can be terrifying.Read [ The Best Strategy for Dealing with Proof of Disability Letters ]
May 6, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Denver, CO: Many state legislatures in the US spent the first quarter considering reform proposals that increased coverage for first responders who suffer mental stress injuries, according to Business Insurance.Read [ State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders ]
April 14, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA It is not unusual for an insurance company to deny a worker compensation claim. However, the words “claim denied” are not always the final outcome and it’s well worth asking a few more questions before accepting that decision.Read [ Denied Workers Compensation Claims Always Deserve a Second Opinion ]
March 28, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Los Angeles, CA It’s a bargain made long ago with the men and women who run towards danger when the rest of us are running away from it.Read [ Retired Frontline Workers Can Make Worker Compensation Claims ]
November 5, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Los Angeles, CA: The relationship between overtime pay laws and donning and doffing (in other words, getting into and climbing out of uniforms or protective gear depending upon the job at hand), has always been a contentious one, landing many a plaintiff into a California court arguing that if an employer requires special equipment necessary for the job, then the respective dressing and undressing out of mandated clothing and equipment should be compensable.Read [ Is Donning and Doffing About to Change in Health Care? ]
October 3, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Los Angeles, CA: Wells Fargo, currently under scrutiny for reportedly using unethical and illegal tactics to open unauthorized debit and credit card accounts, now faces a California labor lawsuit from two former employees who allege they were fired for refusing to open unauthorized accounts and/or for failing to meet unrealistic sales quotes. The lawsuit further alleges failure to pay overtime and unlawful business practices.Read [ Wells Fargo Faces California Labor Lawsuit Alleging Failure to Pay Overtime, Wrongful Termination ]
September 28, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Sacramento, CA: Farm workers will now be entitled to new California overtime pay, putting the people who work in agriculture in line with other industries after years of having their own overtime pay laws. In September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the new California overtime law, allowing farmworkers overtime pay after working an eight-hour day.Read [ California Passes Farmworker Overtime Laws ]
September 20, 2016. By Jane Mundy.
San Diego, CA: Although a number of California overtime lawsuits regarding “donning and doffing” have found that time off-the-clock should be compensated, the rules aren’t exactly clear. But it is generally accepted that less than 10 minutes off-the-clock doesn’t count, or does it? The Supreme Court has agreed to review a case and determine whether de minimis work time must be compensated.Read [ Donning and Doffing: Does Every Minute Count? ]