Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: After 2010 Oklahoma Statutory Amendment, “Substantially Certain” Doctrine No Longer May Be Utilized to Establish Intentional Tort Claim Against Employer

Larson's Spotlight on Intentional Tort, Increased Risk Doctrine, Job Termination, and Independent Contractor. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the list...

UT: Comp Claim Need Not Be Filed Before Termination to Support Retaliatory Discharge Action

An appellate court in Utah recently reversed a trial court’s decision that had granted summary judgment to an employer in a retaliatory discharge action, holding that an employee had stated a cause of action in spite of the fact that his termination was eight months prior to the filing of his workers’...

WCRI Identifies Trust in the Workplace as a Key "Predictor" of Outcomes Important to Injured Workers

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist of the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers' compensation State Workers’ Comp Acts: Are They Effective? How does a state legislature determine if its workers’...

Waiting to Exhale: Employee Firing for Off-Duty Medical Marijuana Use

How Will the Colorado Supreme Court Decide Coats v. Dish Network? In a case being closely watched nationwide, the Colorado Supreme Court will address for the first time an important issue for employers and employees in the state: whether an employer may terminate an employee for the off-duty use of...