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Thomas A. Robinson
Arkansas: Termination of Parental Rights After Compensable Injury Does Not Affect Dependency Rights of Minor Children

A divided Court of Appeals of Arkansas held that the clear language of Ark. Code Ann. § 11–9–527 did not allow for termination of a minor child’s survivor benefits upon termination of the employee’s parental rights or adoption...

Brad Wixen
California: To Be or Not To Be Present: That Is The Question

When should a claim be dismissed for lack of appearance? In the case of Nunez v. Petrochem Insulation, Inc ., 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, applicant alleged a CT injury ending in 2009. In April 2011 there was a “stipulation” signed...

California Workers' Compensation Institute
CWCI Report Looks at Implications of Legalized Marijuana on California Workers’ Comp

Oakland – The California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) has published an analysis on the implications of the passage of Proposition 64, which legalized recreational use of marijuana in California, on employers, workers’ compensation...

Roger Rabb
Health and Safety Issues Facing Temporary or “Gig” Workers Who Lack Regular Employment Status

A NIOSH Commentary reviews the current research and paints a troubling picture for nonstandard workers It is no secret that more and more work is being performed by American workers outside of the traditional employer-employee relationship. Employers...

California Compensation Cases Staff
Vocational Expert’s Opinion Did Not Rebut Scheduled Rating: Cal. Comp. Cases Advanced Postings (11/7/2016)

Here’s the latest batch of advanced postings for the Nov 2016 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights...

Calif. WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions Reporter
California: Serious & Willful Misconduct: The Outlier Workers’ Compensation Issue

© Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. (Publisher’s Note: Case citations link to Lexis Advance.) The majority of workers’ compensation trials these days seem to deal with injuries to the spine and how to accurately rate...