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Oregon: Orientation Session Injury Found Compensable
Posted on 26 Oct 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a claimant presented herself at a potential employer's office, after being advised that she needed to attend an unpaid "orientation" session and then be paid for the rest of the day while training, she was entitled to workers'... Read More

Arkansas: Carrier's Requirement that Premiums Be Based on Worker's Earnings Did Not Mean He Was an Employee
Posted on 27 Apr 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

An Arkansas appellate court held that while the payment (and collection) of workers' compensation insurance premiums based upon a particular worker's earnings was one factor to be considered in determining whether that worker was an employee or... Read More

Georgia: Right to Control, Not the Exercise of That Control, Determines Employment Relationship
Posted on 28 Mar 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where the plaintiff and her husband contracted to drive a semi-truck for a trucking company, were both subject to termination by the company, and were not free to drive for other trucking companies, there was sufficient evidence of control to characterize... Read More

Maryland: Poultry Producer Deemed to be Co-Employer of Chicken Farm Worker
Posted on 19 Dec 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where Tyson Farms contracted with a chick farm owner, who actually knew nothing about raising chickens, to raise chickens exclusively for Tyson according to strict guidelines and controls, Tyson could be deemed a co-employer of a worker at the farm who... Read More

New York: No Recovery for Charity Work Without Actual Employment
Posted on 24 Oct 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a Red Cross volunteer sustained injuries as she loaded her private auto with volunteer materials, there could be no recovery for workers’ compensation benefits since there was no actual employer-employee relationship between the volunteer... Read More

Five Recent Workers’ Comp Cases You Should Know About (9/23/2011) – Robberies Were Normal Condition of Work, So Mental Injury Claim Not Allowed
Posted on 23 Sep 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Mental Injury, Jurisdiction, Disqualification for Benefits, Evidence of Disability, and Pain Impairment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for... Read More

Delivery Driver as Independent Contractor Under S.G. Borello Factors: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (7/30/2013)
Posted on 31 Jul 2013 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the August 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (7/10/2014)
Posted on 10 Jul 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 6 June 2014 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

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (5/4/2014)
Posted on 5 May 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 4 April 2014 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

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (5/3/2013)
Posted on 3 May 2013 by LexisNexis Communities Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 4 April 2013 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

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (7/3/2015)
Posted on 4 Jul 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 6 June 2015 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

Oregon: Injuries Sustained During “Orientation” Session Found Compensable
Posted on 27 Apr 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where claimant had applied for a position with the purported employer, had been advised by that employer to attend an "orientation" and a paid training day, had arrived at the purported employer’s office at the appointed day and time,... Read More

Illinois: General Contractor May Not Take Advantage of Settlement Agreement It Did Not Sign
Posted on 23 Jun 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

Where a worker settled his workers’ compensation claim and signed a settlement agreement that released his direct employer and a purported general contractor from liability for any claims arising out of the worker’s work-related accident,... Read More

Contract for Hire in California, Drug Testing, Corporate Umbrella: Cal. Comp. Cases January Advanced Postings (1/4/2014)
Posted on 4 Jan 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the January 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries . © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More