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Short-Term Disability, Family Leave, ADA and Workers' Compensation - How They All Fit Together

When an employee is required to miss work due to a physical ailment, many different issues and/or laws come into play. We break down the most common below. WHAT IS SHORT-TERM DISABILITY? The term Short-Term Disability ("STD") refers to insurance payments that are made to employees...

Employers, Don't be too Quick to Take that IRS "Independent Contractor" Deal

Don't eat that pretty red apple, Snow White!!! It has poison in it!!!! You know the old saying, "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is"? Well, it appears that this may be the case with the new "sweet deal" the Internal Revenue Service is offering to employers who...

Foley & Lardner Labor and Employment Law Weekly Update (Week of September 26, 2011)

Ways You Can Help Make Your Training Programs More Legally Effective By Kevin E. Hyde Just like other initiatives, corporate training programs have taken their fair share of budget cuts. Josh Bersin details this trend in the current online edition of HR Management magazine ( http://tinyurl...

Book Review: Rebecca Shafer’s Workers Compensation Management Program 2012 Edition

Rebecca Shafer, an expert in workers' compensation cost containment best practices, has released the 2012 edition of her guidebook Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50% . Workers Compensation Management Program: Reduce Costs 20% to 50% is divided into two main components...

U.S. High Court: Widow Of Offshore Drilling Employee Can Pursue Injury Claims under Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11 held that the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) "extends coverage to an employee who can establish a substantial nexus between his injury and his employer's extractive operations" on the Outer Continental Shelf...