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Washington: Gasoline Provided for Company Van Not Part of Injured Employee’s “Wages”
Posted on 10 Oct 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

The value of gasoline provided to an employee for the employee’s use of a company van is not “fuel,” as that term is used in Wash. Rev. Code § 51.08.178, since it is not “critical to the worker’s health or survival,”... Read More

Washington: Health Care Benefits May Be Used to Compute Claimant’s Wage Basis Only When Employer Has Made Actual Contribution to Plan
Posted on 6 Apr 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Under Wash. Rev. Code § § 51.08.178(1), an employee is entitled to have the value of health care benefits included in his or her wage computation if, at the time of the injury, the employer had made payments or contributions toward such benefits... Read More

Vermont: Injured Worker’s AWW Includes College Employer’s “Tuition Benefit”
Posted on 6 Oct 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

The Supreme Court of Vermont, in a divided decision, held that a college employer’s “tuition benefit” was a type of “other advantage,” as that term was used in 21 V.S.A. § 601(13), and accordingly was appropriately... Read More

Nebraska: Average Weekly Wage Included Room and Board for Professional Football Player
Posted on 1 Mar 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Acknowledging that for purposes of computing an injured worker’s average weekly wage, board, lodging, or similar advantages received from the employer were not to be included, unless the money value of such advantages was fixed by the parties at... Read More

Iowa: Employer’s 401k Contributions Not Included in Average Weekly Wage Computation
Posted on 9 Jun 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

The employer’s matching contributions to an employee’s 401k plan are not weekly earnings for purposes of calculating the employee’s workers’ compensation benefits, held an Iowa appellate court, affirming a decision by a state district... Read More

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (1/28/2011)
Posted on 28 Jan 2011 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Illegal Alien, Exclusive Remedy, Average Weekly Wage, Ex Parte Communication, Medicare Set-Aside. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More