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Workers' Compensation

Nevada: Traveling Employee Generally Protected Portal-to-Portal

Quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 25.01, the Supreme Court of Nevada adopted the “Larson” rule that traveling employees remain within the course of their employment continuously during the travel, except in instances in which there is a distinct personal errand. Noting that this was a case of first impression, the Court vacated a lower court’s denial of benefits to the survivors of a traveling employee who died from injuries sustained in an all-terrain-vehicle accident that occurred while the employee was on a required business trip for the employer. In particular, the Court held the lower court committed error in utilizing the going and coming rule to deny the claim.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

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See Buma v. Providence Corp. Dev., 453 P.3d 904 (Nev. 2019)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 25.01.

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law

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