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Court Rules Employer Can Count Award Toward Workers Comp

July 14, 2010
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A provision in Connecticut law entitles an employer that is paying workers’ compensation benefits to place a lien against any third-party judgment or settlement that an employee receives, court records state.
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Can Training Change Lifestyles

June 20, 2010
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Some companies with nonstandard work shifts are trying to help employees cope with challenges such as juggling job and family obligations.
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Court Executives Who Own Parking Lot Can Be Sued in Fall

May 19, 2010
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Executives of Connecticut employers may face new liability exposures, after a state court ruled that the workers’ comp exclusive remedy doctrine only shielded companies, not individuals from a negligence lawsuit by an injured employees.
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Injured Worker Denied Comp Can Sue Employer

March 29, 2010
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The worker sued for fraud, alleging that the employer never intended to open his injury claim and told him that it would do so only to prevent him from making a timely request for a hearing on the claims denial.
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Keep People Motivated Following Layoffs?

March 29, 2010
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We just had mass layoffs. What is my greatest challenge in keeping the surviving employees engaged? And how do I effectively do it?
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Worker Testimony, Expert Opinion Justify FMLA Leave

March 19, 2010
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At issue in the case was whether a doctor’s note establishing incapacitation for two days plus an employee’s testimony that she remained ill two additional days satisfied FMLA leave requirements from her job as a medical receptionist.
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California Court to Review Guzman Workers Compensation Case

February 26, 2010
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A California appeals court will review a controversial case involving physician ratings for workers’ compensation permanent disability claims awards.
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Medical Clinic Owners Plead No Contest to $60 Million Workers Compensation Fraud

February 23, 2010
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Two California medical clinic owners pleaded no contest to charges of compensation or inducement for referring clients for profit in connection with a scheme that authorities say involved filing $60 million in workers’ compensation medical liens and bills.
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Migrant Workers Injury in Company Housing Ruled Compensable

February 18, 2010
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A fractured ankle a migrant worker received while living in employer-provided housing arose in the course of employment and is compensable, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled.
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Colorado Bill Would Limit Surveillance of Workers Comp Claimants

February 17, 2010
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The legislation would prohibit insurers or employers from conducting video surveillance unless they have ‘a reasonable basis to suspect that the employee has committed fraud or made a material misstatement concerning the claim.’
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