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Delivery Driver as Independent Contractor Under S.G. Borello Factors: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (7/30/2013)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the August 2013 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2013 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Elieser Barbosa, Petitioner v. Workers'...

Virginia: UPS Driver Awarded Benefits for PTSD Caused by Encounter With Murdered Customer

A Virginia appellate court affirmed an award of benefits to a UPS driver who claimed he had suffered from work-related PTSD. Acknowledging that in Virginia, a claimant may recover workers' compensation benefits for a purely psychological injury, provided the injury is causally related to a sudden...

Nevada: Lack of “Salary” No Bar to TTD Benefits for Self-Employed FedEx Driver

The Nevada Supreme Court held that a self-employed delivery driver who contracted with FedEx Home Delivery for one of its routes was entitled to TTD benefits in spite of his lack of a “salary” in a traditional sense. The driver acknowledged that he continued to receive the same compensation...

Connecticut: FedEx Driver Recovers for Physical and Psychological Injuries

The Supreme Court of Connecticut affirmed an award of TTD benefits for an 11-month time period where evidence indicated the employee, who delivered parcels for the employer, fell ill while delivering a package to a fire station and, upon examination, fire personnel detected an abnormal heart rhythm and...