Workers' Compensation

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IL: AWW Should Not Include Self-Employed Income From Piano Lessons Offered in Claimant’s Home
Posted on 27 Nov 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

An Illinois appellate court recently held that the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission incorrectly calculated the claimant's average weekly wage under 820 ILCS 305/10 by including profits from claimant’s self-employment—providing... 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

New Study Shows Earnings Losses Persist Much Longer After Work-Related Injury, Even for Minor Injuries
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Thomas A. Robinson

Income benefits paid to workers through the workers’ compensation system replace a smaller fraction of lost income benefits than previously believed Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation... Read More

Pennsylvania: Personal Caretaker Was Independent Contractor, Not Employee
Posted on 18 Mar 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A tax filing denoting self-employment, while a relevant factor, is not dispositive on the issue of employment status, nor is the existence of an employment or independent contractor agreement. Both are factors to consider, but by themselves, they were... Read More