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State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/29/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: Cases on Retaliation for Reporting Workplace Injuries Doubled in Last Decade . Humana...

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (8/5/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: Survey Shows Federal Disability Recipients Able to Work But Can’t Find Jobs . Businesses...

State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (9/23/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: CA: DWC Final QME Regs Now in Effect . CA: DWC Posts Instructions on Interpreter Certification...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (10/14/2013)

Sign up here for our free workers' compensation enewsletters (National or California Edition) to receive weekly news items. Be sure to select the enewsletter of your choice. NATIONAL AND STATE NEWS: WCRI 16-State Benchmark Study Measures Costs for Workplace Injuries . Small Businesses in...

Minnesota Supreme Court Explicitly Adopts "Increased Risk Test" as Basis for Determining Compensable Work Injuries

On December 26, 2013, the Minnesota Supreme Court in Dykhoff v. Xcel Energy , 2013 Minn. LEXIS 777 (lexis.com) 2013 Minn. LEXIS 777 (Lexis Advance) (Dec. 26, 2013), adopted the “increased risk test” for determining compensable work injuries. According to the Court, an injured worker must...

Minnesota: High Court Stresses Employee Must Prove Both “Arising out of” and “In the Course of” Employment to Establish Claim

A deeply divided Supreme Court of Minnesota recently held that the plain language of Minn. Stat. § 176.021 requires the employee to demonstrate that the injury arises out of and in the course of the employment, that in order to establish a claim the employee bears the burden of proof on both the...

Minnesota: School District Not Entitled to Credit for Benefits Paid Via Government-Service Pension Plan

An industrial arts teacher and volleyball coach, who was awarded PT disability benefits related to a work-related incident, is entitled to receive both the disability benefits paid pursuant to the workers’ compensation law and the benefits he was entitled to receive via a government-service pension...

Minnesota: Attorney Fee Statutory Formula Constitutionally Ok, In Spite of No Judicial Review of Award

The Supreme Court of Minnesota held that the attorney fee statute applicable in workers’ compensation cases, Minn. Stat. § 176.081, subd. 1(a) (2012), does not violate the separation of powers by requiring employers and insurers to pay attorney fees calculated by a statutory formula not subject...

National and State-by-State Workers' Comp News Powered by Larson's (7/6/2015)

NCCI Posts Latest Economic Outlook and Impact on Workers Comp . Fitch Ratings Announces Top Workers Comp Insurance Writers for 2014 . OSHA Issues Inspection Guidance for Health Care Industry . Columnist: New Worker Category Should Be Created to Cover Gig Workers . Some On-Demand Service Companies...

Minnesota: Implicit Coercion Found Regarding Employee Recognition Event

An employee-recognition event sponsored by the employer was not a “voluntary recreational program” within the meaning of Minn. Stat. § 176.021, subd. 9 (2014), when it took place during work hours and employees either had to attend the event or use limited vacation time in order to avoid...