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Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (2/4/2011)

Larson's Spotlight on Mesothelioma, Independent Contractor, Disqualification for Benefits, Football Player’s Average Weekly Wage, Death Benefits and Dependency. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's...

California: Court Interpreter as Employee, Not Independent Contractor, Due to Employer Control

In Hassan v. County of Los Angeles , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 18 (lexis.com), 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS 18 (Lexis Advance), a split panel WCAB affirmed the WCJ and held that the applicant, a court interpreter, who suffered industrial injury to multiple body parts, was an employee of the...

Mississippi: Employer’s Effort to Categorize Worker as Independent Contractor Unsuccessful

Substantial evidence supported the Commission’s finding that an injured worker was an employee, and not an independent contractor, where evidence suggested the worker, a car detailer, was required to work exclusively for the purported employer, was instructed to maintain his hours by punching a...

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (6/10/2015)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 80 No. 5 May 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...

Illinois: Truck Driver Was Independent Contractor, Not Employee

In a decision that could have an impact on any Uber/Lyft litigation within the state of Illinois, an appellate court affirmed a decision by the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission’s finding that a truck driver was an independent contractor rather than an employee, and that the...

Pennsylvania: Personal Caretaker Was Independent Contractor, Not Employee

A tax filing denoting self-employment, while a relevant factor, is not dispositive on the issue of employment status, nor is the existence of an employment or independent contractor agreement. Both are factors to consider, but by themselves, they were not dispositive, held a Pennsylvania appellate court...