Workers Compensation Law

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North Carolina: Court Explains Important Difference Between “Sequence” and “Consequence”
Posted on 9 Jan 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A North Carolina appellate court affirmed a state Industrial Commission decision that found, in relevant part, that a worker’s depression was causally connected to a work-related injury and, therefore, compensable. The employer contended that testimony... Read More

North Carolina: Situs of Employment Contract Not Changed by Modification in Another State
Posted on 2 Oct 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

In a divided decision, the Supreme Court of North Carolina, quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , § 143.03[4], held that once an employment contract has been made—in this case, in South Carolina—the contract’s... Read More

North Carolina: Members of LLC Are Not “Employees” Unless Special Statutory Procedure Followed
Posted on 8 May 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97–93 generally requires employers to secure workers’ compensation coverage if three or more persons are employed. Under a separate provision, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97–2(2), a member of a limited liability company... Read More

North Carolina: Evidence Establishes Taxi Driver Was Independent Contractor, Not Employee
Posted on 5 Dec 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A North Carolina appellate court affirmed a decision by the state’s Industrial Commission that found a taxi driver was an independent contractor and not an employee and, accordingly, could not recover workers’ compensation benefits following... Read More