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Virginia: Unusual Height of Platform Means “Step-Down” Injury Is Compensable

In a decision that has not been designated for publication, the Court of Appeals of Virginia affirmed an award of workers’ compensation benefits to a worker who injured his right knee, back, and right hip when he allegedly slipped while stepping...

Dykema
CFPB Proposes New Rules Regulating Prepaid Cards

by Elisa J. Lintemuth The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed new rules to amend Regulation E (Electronic Fund Transfer Act) and Regulation Z (Truth in Lending Act) to create protections for consumers using prepaid cards. These proposed...

Daniel M. Kowalski
TPS Designations for Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea

Designation of Liberia for Temporary Protected Status FR DOC# 2014-27772 Designation of Sierra Leone for Temporary Protected Status FR DOC# 2014-27778 Designation of Guinea for Temporary Protected Status FR DOC# 2014-27770

Larson's Spotlight
Georgia: Dangerous Railway Crossing Works to Extend Employer’s Premises Beyond Leased Building

A Georgia appellate court held that a worker’s fatal injuries arose out of and in the course of his employment where the vehicle the worker was driving was struck by an oncoming train as the worker crossed railway tracks along a short access road...

Daniel M. Kowalski
Executive Action on Immigration: Links to All the Memos

Links to all the memos released on Nov. 20-21, 2014 by DHS: Executive Action: Strengthen Border Security Executive Action: Revise Removal Priorities Executive Action: End Secure Communities and Replace it with New Priority Enforcement...

Daniel M. Kowalski
DOJ OLC Memo: DHS Authority to Prioritize Removal of Certain Aliens Unlawfully Present in the United States and to Defer Removal of Others

"The Department of Homeland Security’s proposed policy to prioritize the removal of certain aliens unlawfully present in the United States would be a permissible exercise of DHS’s discretion to enforce the immigration laws. The Department...