Workers' Compensation

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The Adversaries and Frenemies of Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 21 Sep 2015 by Karen C. Yotis

Coming down on the side of a system that endures “You have enemies? Good, that means you stood up for something.” – Eminem By Karen C. Yotis, Esq. and Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D. When it comes to workers’ compensation... Read More

Federalization of Workers’ Comp: Politics, Opt-Outs and Survival of the State-Based Status Quo
Posted on 19 Feb 2016 by Karen C. Yotis

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter A chronicle of workers’ compensation in the United States tells the story of a persistent (but failing) federal advocacy that gives... Read More

IAIABC Taking Part in Shaping the Future of Workers’ Compensation
Posted on 4 May 2016 by Jennifer Jordan

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC On April 20, 2016, the IAIABC kicked off the National Conversation on the Future of Workers’ Compensation at its Forum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In a three hour session, questions were... Read More

Missouri Supreme Court Allows V.A. to Intervene in Comp Cases
Posted on 1 May 2013 by Martin Klug

The Veteran’s Administration can now intervene in Missouri’s worker’s compensation cases to try to collect payment for medical services provided to veterans, even when an employer never authorized the care and no state rule allows it... Read More

Opt Outs to Workers’ Compensation: The Real Disconnect in What Is Being Said and What Is Being Implemented
Posted on 22 Jan 2016 by Jennifer Jordan

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., General Counsel, MEDVAL, LLC The National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference generally serves as a pretty good barometer of what the industry focus will be in the upcoming year and it is evident that... Read More

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma... Read More

Experts Debate Need for Federal Standards to Guide Workers’ Compensation Systems
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

In the Spring 2012 edition of the IAIABC Journal , John F. Burton, Jr. J.D., Ph.D. , Gregory Krohm, Ph.D. , and Douglas J. Holmes, J.D. participated in a roundtable discussion of topics that included the relationship between the federal Social Security... Read More

Experts Debate Need for Federal Standards to Guide Workers’ Compensation Systems
Posted on 11 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

In the Spring 2012 edition of the IAIABC Journal , John F. Burton, Jr. J.D., Ph.D. , Gregory Krohm, Ph.D. , and Douglas J. Holmes, J.D. participated in a roundtable discussion of topics that included the relationship between the federal Social Security... Read More

Oklahoma Opt Out Legislation Fails: A Post Mortem
Posted on 2 May 2012 by Thomas A. Robinson

By Thomas A. Robinson Late last Wednesday evening (April 25th), supporters of a controversial bill that would have allowed some Oklahoma employers to “opt out” of the state’s traditional workers’ compensation system [ see Oklahoma... Read More

Is a Federal Takeover of Workers' Comp Inevitable? Vote in Our Poll Today
Posted on 20 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Vote in this week's web poll at the LexisNexis Workers' Compensation Law Community. Go to http://www.lexisnexis.com/community/workerscompensationlaw/ where you'll see this poll: Read More