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Bruce S. Harrison
Bruce S. Harrison on Discipline or Discharge for Drug or Alcohol-Related Conduct

Most corporations have long been aware of the economic costs of employee alcoholism. No company, large or small, is immune from this problem. A large number of corporations have developed programs to identify, rehabilitate and, if necessary, discipline...

Sana Swe and Rishi N. Sharma
Sana Swe and Rishi Sharma on Ross v. RagingWire Telecommunications (off-duty marijuana use & job performance)

In Ross v. RagingWire Telecommunications, Inc. , a five-justice majority of the California Supreme Court rejected a plaintiffs assertions that his discharge, based on off-duty, off-premises marijuana use that allegedly did not impact his job duties or...

Thomas A. Robinson
Can Snoozing Worker Injured in Company Parking Lot Sue Co-Worker for Negligence?

Kulik was employed by Sears and began each work shift at 6:00 a.m. He drove his vehicle to work one day and arrived half an hour before his shift began. He took a "cat nap" in his car while waiting for the shift to begin. As Kulik slept and...

Cassandra Roberts
Brave New World! Delaware Industrial Accident Board Issues First Decision on an Appeal From Utilization Review

The moment practitioners have been waiting for has arrived. After months of wondering what an IAB adjudication would look like as it relates to an appeal of the new Utilization Review mechanism for challenging the propriety of medical charges for conformity...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team
Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter 10/2/2009 - Recent Arrests, Charges & Convictions

Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, and convictions...

Tags: Fraud
Goldman, Magdalin & Krikes, LLP
Premier Medical Management Liens May Live On - What This Means for You

Despite the September 24, 2009 Order by Judge Mark Khan of the Van Nuys WCAB dismissing lien claims by Premier Medical Management and an extensive list of Premier Medical providers, some providers on the list have challenged the authority of Premier Medical...