Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis, 2013 Edition

Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis, 2013 Edition

Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis, 2013 Edition

Thomas A. Robinson, Robin E. Kobayashi, Editors-in-Chief

Contributions from 44 leading workers’ comp attorneys

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Anyone who wants to keep up with the pulse of the workers’ comp industry would be wise to get their hands on a copy of this fabulous resource!

—Rebecca A. Shafer, JD, President Amaxx Risk Solutions

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• A Unique Compendium of Issues, Trends & Cases
• 50 State Survey of Workers’ Comp-Related Legislation
 •Detailed, In-Depth Analysis and Insight

Keep track of how the workers’ compensation landscape is changing

Workers' Compensation Emerging Issues Analysis, part of the Larson Series, is an essential tool for the insurance industry, corporate risk managers, policy makers, and lawyers to understand what changes are being contemplated on the national level as well as in every state. Everything you need to know about workers' compensation in 2013 is contained in this compendium of legal issues and cases.

Who should use this resource

• Producers and Executives at brokers, TPAs or service providers preparing for client stewardship meetings
• Claim Supervisors handling or overseeing multiple states
• Corporate Risk Managers needing critical information to help develop a forward-looking risk management plan
• Lawyers advancing the rule of law in the workers’ compensation setting
• Legislatures and policymakers seeking to improve their state’s workers’ compensation system

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 Legal analysis by Thomas A. Robinson, staff writer for Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, and others highlight the discussions within the industry and important cases. Top workers' compensation and employment law attorneys have provided state-by-state analysis of upcoming legislative changes.

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CONTENTS

National Issues

50 State Legislative Survey: 2013 Workers’ Compensation-Related Bills With Commentary
Editors-in-Chief: Thomas A. Robinson, Robin E. Kobayashi

Larson’s Spotlight on Interesting Workers’ Compensation Cases for 2013
Thomas A. Robinson

Top Issues in Workers' Compensation Law for 2013
Thomas A. Robinson

The Resiliency of the Exclusive Remedy Rule for Workers' Compensation
Thomas A. Robinson

Federal Issues

Roberts v. Sea-Land Services: “Newly Awarded” Means “Newly Entitled”
Jon Robinson

Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act (SMART Act)
Jennifer C. Jordan

Gabelman v. Sher: Defining a “Plan” Under ERISA
Barry Salkin

The PPACA and How It Impacts Employers
Elise D. Klein and Joseph K. Hegedus

The Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform: What's Next for Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans?
Tara Schulstad Sciscoe, Shalina A. Schaefer, Terry A.M. Mumford

Health Care Reform: Potential Changes Affecting the Health Insurance Market Resulting from CMS' Proposed Rules
John R. Huffman

State Issues

SB 863 and Permanent Disability: A Practitioner’s Survival Guide to California Workers’ Compensation Reform
Robert G. Rassp

Sweeping Changes to FEHA Enforcement to Come in 2013
Phyllis W. Cheng

California Enacts Law Limiting Employers’ Access to Employees’ Social Media: What Employers Need to Know to Avoid the Minefields
Lisa Barnett Sween and Jessica Ann Luke

Illinois Workers’ Comp Reform: An Interview With Mark Walls, Assistant VP-Claims, Safety National
Karen C. Yotis

Collision of Interests Between Workers’ Compensation Insurers and Insured Employers: Carrier’s Attorney-Client Privilege Waived
Thomas A. Robinson

Oregon Supreme Court Weeds Out Medical Marijuana Accommodation Claims in the Workplace, Karin Jones

Washington Supreme Court Snuffs Out Employee’s Claim of Retaliatory Discharge for Medical Marijuana Use
Karin Jones

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50-State Survey Contributors:

H. Dill Battle, III, Albert Betts, Jr., Melissa C. Brown, Charfoos Reiter Hebert P.C., Stuart D. Colburn, Kevin L. Connors, Stephen C. Embry, Gail Evans, H. Edwin Detlie, Caryl Flannery, Philip J. Fulton, John H. Geaney, Robert J. Grace, Jr., Andrew H. Graham, Emily Hobbs-Wright, Paul B. Howell, Mary E. Jeffers, Juge, Napolitano, Guilbeau, Ruli & Frieman, Keith Kasper, Richard C. Kissiah, Martin Klug, Robin E. Kobayashi, Deborah G. Kohl, Dora V. Lane, Paul E. Larson, María Martínez Sánchez, Sydney E. McKenna, Lance G. Montour, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., Robert G. Rassp, Kenneth E. Riley, Cassandra Faline Roberts, Thomas A. Robinson, Marcus A. Roland, William R. Sachse, Jr., Paul L. Salafia, Vernon Sumwalt, Richard J. Swanson, Peter M. Sweeny, Karin L. Weingart, Ronald E. Weiss, Kenneth F. Werts, Brad Williams, and Stephanie J. Wilson