Recent lawsuit payouts probably won’t dampen interest in opt-out programs because judgments are rare and the increase in medical costs remains steady.Read More
The legal answer to this question depends on whether this policy applies to any employee who is on a leave of absence, or only employees on FMLA leave.
What did your employment attorney give you? How about Facebook firings, collective actions, FMLA notices and trade secrets to name a few.
Employers should be aware that injuries at work-related events that are nominally voluntary may be compensable if there is an implied expectation of participation.Read More
The prevailing argument for boosting minimum wage is: It’s the right thing to do. That’s nice, but for a lot of organizations, it makes good business sense, too.Read More
The Supreme Court decision will likely lead to an increase in employer “stock drop” lawsuits under ERISA, but not necessarily more liability.
The so-called “Bermuda Triangle” of employment law is: workers’ compensation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.Read More
A New York Appellate court ruled that an injured worker's diabetes and obesity do not qualify as pre-existing conditions.Read More
Those courts concluded that denying workers comp benefits to illegal immigrants creates a financial incentive to hire them because it allows an employer to escape liability for worker injuries, giving that employer an unfair advantage over competitors who follow the law, Nebraska's high court said in its opinion.
How do you guard against these intentional tort cases? Train all of your employees about the importance of safety guards, and the dangers of toxic and hazardous substances. Inspect all equipment at the beginning and end of each shift to ensure that safety guards are in the proper place.Read More