Tag Archives: Worker’s Compensation

Managing the Interplay Between the ADA, FMLA and WC

ADA
The following description may seem quite familiar to those who deal with employee issues on a daily basis. Your employee, who has a physically demanding job on the factory floor, has been out on leave for an injury that he contends is work-related. However, your worker’s compensation insurance carrier has recently denied coverage. Additionally, the … Continue reading this entry

Be Careful When Firing an Employee Who Is Out On Workers’ Compensation

Fired
Handling workers’ compensation claims can present a number of challenges, such as determining whether an injury is work-related and evaluating back-to-work accommodation requests. Another challenge arises when you consider terminating an employee who has filed a workers’ compensation claim.  For example, most states’ workers’ compensation laws impose penalties, either fines, jail time, or both, for … Continue reading this entry

Be Uber Prepared To Do Business In The Gig Economy

Employer
Until recently, the word “gig” had two common meanings: A live music performance; and A long trident used to hunt swamp-dwelling amphibians However, a noted linguist recently crowned “gig” as the 2015 word of the year for a different reason – the rise of the “gig economy.” Led by popular app based ride-sharing services, this … Continue reading this entry

No Workers' Comp Immunity! No Insurance! Sure Is a Problem

Employer
In many states, workers’ compensation benefits are ordinarily the exclusive remedy for an employee injured or killed on the job. In exchange for these benefits, often awarded on a “no fault” basis, the employee generally forfeits the right to bring civil suit (subject to limited exceptions) against his employer. However, this expected employer immunity may … Continue reading this entry