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Illinois: No Jurisdiction Where Last Act of Forming Employment Contract was in Indiana
Posted on 10 Oct 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

An Illinois county circuit court erred when it confirmed an award of workers’ compensation benefits for an Illinois resident who sustained injuries at her employer’s worksite in Indiana and who completed her employment application in Indiana... Read More

Illinois: Employment Contract’s “Last Act” Supplies Jurisdiction for Out-of-State Injury
Posted on 22 May 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

A state appellate court affirmed a decision by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission that found it had jurisdiction to consider the injury claim of an operating room nurse hired by an Illinois staffing company who suffered injuries while... 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

Florida: Arbitration Clause in Employment Contract Binding in Former Employee’s Retaliatory Discharge Claim
Posted on 13 Mar 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

An employment agreement that required arbitration of all employment disputes between a staffing company and a truck driver did not violate public policy by requiring that the driver’s claim of retaliatory discharge be submitted to arbitration, rather... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (12/2/2012)
Posted on 2 Dec 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 77 No. 11 Nov. 2012 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 ISSUE... Read More

New Jersey: Court Strikes Down Employment Contract Provision Limiting Employee’s Right to Sue Third Party
Posted on 26 Aug 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

A provision in an employment contract that limited an employee’s right to sue a third party for negligence and instead required the injured employee to accept only the benefits that he could recover under the New Jersey Workers’ Compensation... Read More

New Jersey: Employment Contract Clause Limiting Statute of Limitations Is Ineffective Against Employee
Posted on 16 Jun 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

In a case of first impression, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, reversing a decision by the Superior Court, Appellate Division, held that a clause in an employer’s job application form that required any claim or lawsuit against the employer to be... Read More

The Majority Rule on Undocumented Workers Receiving Workers’ Comp Benefits
Posted on 10 Apr 2017 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Undocumented worker can receive workers’ comp benefits in spite of false papers used in hiring process The Supreme Court of Kansas now follows the vast majority of states that the employer cannot accept the fruits of a worker’s labor and... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (12/2/2012)
Posted on 2 Dec 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 77 No. 11 Nov. 2012 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 ISSUE... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (10/8/2010)
Posted on 8 Oct 2010 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Medicare Secondary Payer, Increased Risk, Recreational Social Activity, Neutral Risk, and Employment Contract. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer... Read More