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ACOEM Guidance on Marijuana in the Workplace: Keeping Employers Sane Amidst the Reefer Madness
Posted on 24 Apr 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. For a Schedule I drug with no currently... Read More

Multiple Chemical Sensitivities: The Next Big Workers’ Compensation “Thing?”
Posted on 8 Feb 2018 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Should Read This Study and Dust Off Their Copies of the ADA By Richard B. Rubenstein, Esq., Rothenberg, Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC, New Jersey In the last thirty years, advances in epidemiology... Read More

Federal: Facebook Comment Regarding Injured Worker’s Medical Condition May Subject Employer to Liability under ADA
Posted on 11 Jul 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A federal district court has refused to dismiss a civil action filed against a company by a former employee who claimed that a former coworker, who processed workers’ compensation claims for the company, violated § 102 of the Americans With... Read More

Blueprint for HIPAA and ADA Compliant Wellness Programs: Encouraging Good Health Reduces Workers’ Compensation Expenses
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The article “Guidance for a Reasonably Designed, Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-Based Incentives” in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine demonstrates how employer-sponsored outcomes... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (5/15/2016)
Posted on 16 May 2016 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WCRI Publishes New Study on Ambulatory Surgery Centers . FDA Issues Three New Draft Guidances for Compound Drugs . EEOC Issues New Guidance on Employer-Provided Leave, ADA . AK: WCB Discusses Budget, HB 214 Workers Comp Appeals Commission . ... Read More

Blueprint for HIPAA and ADA Compliant Wellness Programs: Encouraging Good Health Reduces Workers’ Compensation Expenses
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by John Stahl

By John Stahl, Esq. The article “Guidance for a Reasonably Designed, Employer-Sponsored Wellness Program Using Outcomes-Based Incentives” in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine demonstrates how employer-sponsored outcomes... Read More

Texas: Case Law Review of In re Texas Mut. Ins. Co., 333 S.W.3d 925 (Tex.App.—Waco, 2011)
Posted on 18 May 2011 by Stuart D. Colburn

By Stuart D. Colburn, Shareholder, Downs Stanford This case concerns the possible liability of a workers' compensation insurance carrier who gives advice to its insured on employment related issues such as the Family Medical Leave Act, American... Read More

California Workers' Compensation Cases Roundup 11/30/2010
Posted on 1 Dec 2010 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 75, No. 11 November 2010 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS... Read More

Jonathan R. Mook on the New 2010 ADA Standards from the Departments of Justice and Transportation
Posted on 31 Aug 2010 by Jonathan R. Mook

In July 2010 the Dept. of Justice (DOJ) issued a final rule implementing accessibility provisions of the ADA. The DOJ is also seeking comments on proposed regulations on internet accessibility, movie captioning, and accessible equipment and furniture... Read More

New Online Tool Helps Employers Understand Laws
Posted on 14 Jul 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Ashville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - Concerning Disability Nondiscrimination Laws, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has a new tool to help employers ensure that their employment policies and practices do not discriminate against qualified individuals with... Read More

Seven Ways Supervisors Can Throw A Business Under The Bus And Not Even Know It
Posted on 26 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - Supervisors play a key role in the management of injuries, return-to-work and reasonable accommodations under ADA. While supervisors may be well trained in the functional aspects of maintaining a safe workplace, reporting... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (12/17/2012)
Posted on 17 Dec 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL NEWS: Study Finds Opt Out/Privatization a Significant Trend... Read More

CA: AWCP and CHSWC to Hold Spring Conference on Disability Management
Posted on 16 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals (AWCP), in co-sponsorship with the California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC), is pleased to announce the Spring Mini-Conference... Read More

EEOC to Take Final Action on Rules Implementing ADA Amendments Act of 2008
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The EEOC plans to take final action in July 2010 to revise its Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and accompanying interpretative guidance (29 CFR part 1630 and accompanying appendix) in order to implement the ADA Amendments... Read More

Fed 1st Cir.: Case Offers Significant Insights Into “Essential Job Functions” Under ADA
Posted on 24 Aug 2010 by workerscompensation.com

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - Our strategic partner, HR That Works!, notes that a federal appeals court decision provides some significant insight into what courts may consider to be “essential functions” and the importance of detailed... Read More