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Applicant Asserts Marital Privilege to Bar Testimony on Drug Use: Cal. Comp. Cases February Advanced Postings (2/24/2012)
Posted on 24 Feb 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the fourth batch of advanced postings for the February 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. ... Read More

Federal: District Court Finds Firm’s Truck Drivers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors
Posted on 8 Aug 2014 by Larson's Spotlight

A federal district court held that a trucking company’s drivers were employees, rather than independent contractors where, among other things, none of the drivers maintained a separate trucking business, none held himself out to the public as a... Read More

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (2/9/2014)
Posted on 9 Feb 2014 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 79 No. 1 January 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... Read More

Presumption of Employment Applied to Hairdresser: Cal. Comp. Cases May Advanced Postings (4/22/2015)
Posted on 22 Apr 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the May 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More

California Workers’ Compensation Case Roundup (July 8, 2013)
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 78 No. 6 June 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

The Resilience of the Self-Employed
Posted on 11 Sep 2014 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

Higher Quality of Life and Preventative Health Measures are Associated With Less Absenteeism and Presenteeism Technological advances, combined with the layoffs of the Great Recession, have altered the landscape of the American workforce. Some displaced... Read More

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (5/5/2015)
Posted on 5 May 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 4 April 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

Federal: Seventh Circuit Says FedEx Drivers Are Employees, Not Independent Contractors
Posted on 10 Jul 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

In a case construing the Kansas Wage Payment Act (“KWPA”), but also having important implications for the workers’ compensation arena, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has held that drivers for FedEx Ground Package System... Read More

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Roundup Powered by Larson's (7/2/2012)
Posted on 3 Jul 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: IAIABC Drafts Model Legislation on Opioid Use . US DOL... Read More

Health and Safety Issues Facing Temporary or “Gig” Workers Who Lack Regular Employment Status
Posted on 9 Nov 2016 by Roger Rabb

A NIOSH Commentary reviews the current research and paints a troubling picture for nonstandard workers It is no secret that more and more work is being performed by American workers outside of the traditional employer-employee relationship. Employers... Read More

New York: Department Store Model is Employee of Skin Care Company
Posted on 12 Jan 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

A "skin care specialist and spokesmodel,” who worked in a Bloomingdale's department store, was the employee of the skin care company whose products the model demonstrated, held a New York appellate court, affirming a decision of the state’s... Read More

Larson’s Spotlight on Recent Cases: Truck Drivers Deemed Employees In Spite of Contractor Agreement
Posted on 8 Mar 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Larson's Spotlight on Independent Contractors, Altercation, Substantial Deviation, and Abandonment of Employment. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's... Read More

Lien Claimant’s PQME Reports Admitted Into Evidence: Cal. Comp. Cases February Advanced Postings (2/10/2012)
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the February 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. County of Mendocino, PSI, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation... Read More

Split Panel Grants Applicant Another Bite at the PQME Apple: Cal. Comp. Cases September Advanced Postings (9/2/2015)
Posted on 2 Sep 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the September 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All... Read More

Failure to List Applicant as Employee and to Report Payroll Did Not Defeat Insurance Coverage: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/3/2015)
Posted on 3 Jun 2015 by California Compensation Cases Staff

Here’s the second batch of advanced postings for the June 2015 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights... Read More