Workers' Compensation

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New York: Board Errs in Utilizing "Novel" Standard for Employees Working From Home
Posted on 21 Nov 2020 by Thomas A. Robinson

The New York appellate court held the state's Board erred when it employed a "novel" standard for work-connectedness in determining the compensability of a claim filed by a claims examiner who worked from home. The employee contended he... Read More

Maryland: Home-Based Worker’s Slip and Fall on Sidewalk Near Home Might Be Compensable
Posted on 28 Jun 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Maryland appellate court, indicating it was undertaking a case of first impression, held that the compensability of an injury to a home-based employee depended upon an examination of the factors involved in the so-called “Larson Three-Part Test”... Read More

Florida: Home-Based Worker Cannot Recover for Injuries Related to Tripping Over Her Dog
Posted on 11 Apr 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

In a deeply divided decision, a Florida court reversed an award of benefits to a home-based worker (working in Arizona) who tripped over her dog as she reached for a coffee cup during a brief break in her daily work activities. The court agreed that the... Read More