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Daniel M. Kowalski
Labor-Starved Ag Businesses Want To Keep Immigrant Workers In US Legally

Peggy Lowe, Harvest Public Media, Nov. 3, 2017 - "Sonny Perdue, President Donald Trump’s Agriculture Secretary, told Harvest Public Media this spring that he is working on a plan to allow undocumented workers to stay in the U.S., and that Trump...

Daniel M. Kowalski
AAO on 'Function Manager' - Matter of G-, Inc., Adopted Decision 2017-05 (AAO Nov. 8, 2017)

USCIS Policy Memo PM-602-0148, Nov. 8, 2017 - "This policy memorandum (PM) designates the attached decision of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) in Matter of G- Inc. as an Adopted Decision. Accordingly, this adopted decision establishes policy...

LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff
California: Emergency Service Personnel’s Heart Trouble Presumption

In most workers’ compensation cases, in order to establish an entitlement to benefits, it is the applicant’s initial burden of proof to establish that an injury or disease process arose out of employment and occurred in the course of employment...

Thomas A. Robinson
Kentucky: High Court Reiterates Four-Year Reopening Rule Does Not Always Refer to Date of Original Award

Pursuant to Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 342.125(3), no claim may be reopened more than four years “following the date of the original award or order granting or denying benefits.” Where a worker’s original claim alleging a neck injury...

Thomas A. Robinson
New York: Insurance Carrier’s Notice of Cancellation Found Sufficient Under Statute

Where a workers’ compensation carrier produced a letter dated January 15, 2014, providing notice of cancellation of the policy to the employer effective January 31, 2014, and additional evidence obtained from the USPS established that the letter...

Thomas A. Robinson
Ohio: Firefighter’s Presumption Does Not Apply to ALS

An Ohio appellate court ruled recently that a trial court’s refusal to apply the special firefighter’s presumption contained in Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4123.68(W) to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) was not error, in spite of the employee’s...