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Illinois: Workers’ Comp Arbitrators Sue the Governor to Keep Their Jobs Post-Reform

The Springfield State-Journal Register reports that five appointed arbitrators on the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Kathleen A. Hagan, Joseph V. Prieto, Richard A. Peterson, Peter Akemann, and Gilberto Galicia, have sued Illinois Governor Pat Quinn in the United States District Court...

US: Claimant May Not Use Federal Court to Re-litigate Unsuccessful Comp Claim

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed the dismissal of a plaintiff’s § 1983 [42 U.S.C.S. § 1983] civil rights claim that alleged that her employer and others had fraudulently influenced her and had conspired to interfere with her rights under the Louisiana Workers’...

The Salas Dilemma -- Full Frontal Assault on Workers’ Rights vs. Equitable Defenses to Illegal Conduct

You be the judge in this controversial case involving what some call undocumented worker Armageddon Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp...

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (4/6/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 3 March 2015 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2015 LexisNexis. All rights...

Workers’ Compensation, Return to Work, and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Best practices for complying with the spirit and law of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2009 Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Employers dealing with injured workers are often preoccupied in the early stages of the...