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Illinois: Borrowing Employer’s Immunity From Suit Does Not Depend Upon Procurement of Insurance
Posted on 16 Jun 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A borrowing employer is immune from tort liability with regard to injuries sustained by a temporary staffing agency worker assigned to it, held an Illinois appellate court. Moreover, that immunity springs from the borrowed-employee relationship itself... Read More

New York: Special Employer Generally May Not Be Sued in Tort
Posted on 17 Aug 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where a defendant contracted with Manpower Group US (Manpower) regarding the services of a worker and controlled and directed the manner, details, and ultimate result of the worker’s work, it was the worker’s special employer and, therefore... Read More

Washington: Employee of Staffing Agency May Not Sue Agency’s Client Following Injury
Posted on 23 Mar 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where an employee of a staffing agency signed an agreement that provided, in relevant part, that he would be considered an employee of the agency’s client “for Workers’ Compensation purposes only,” the employee could not maintain... Read More

Temporary Workers and Their Unique Risks
Posted on 9 Oct 2014 by Karen C. Yotis

Shining a risk manager’s analytical light on an evolving shadow industry Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and... Read More

Pennsylvania: Injured Worker May Not Sue Borrowing Employer
Posted on 3 Nov 2016 by Thomas A. Robinson

An employee may have more than one employer, held a Pennsylvania appellate court. Accordingly, where a worker was hired by a firm that supplied temporary workers to other businesses and governmental entities and, after being assigned to a township, the... Read More

The Role of Presumptions Within the Workers’ Compensation Arena
Posted on 21 Jan 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. At the core of the American system of workers’... Read More