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LA: House Committee Passes Bill to Restrict Workers' Comp Benefits for Employees Injured Out of State

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Times Picayune reports that the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations approved House Bill 1097 today to restrict workers' compensation benefits for injured players of the New Orleans Saints and expanded the bill to provide that all Lousiana employees who are injured...

4th DCA Rejects Appeal of McKinley En Banc Decision: Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (8/7/2013)

Here’s the second 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. Dennis McKinley, Petitioner v. Workers'...

Federal: Oregon’s Retaliatory Discharge Statute Offers No Protection Where Comp Claim Filed in Another State

A federal district court in Oregon, construing Or. Rev. Stat. § 659A.040—the state’s retaliatory discharge provision—held that the statute protects only those workers who apply for, invoke, or utilize the procedures of the Oregon workers’ compensation system, and not the...

California: Jurisdiction Issues That Could Sabotage Your Case

Quite a few WCAB Noteworthy Panel Decisions (NPDs) have issued lately on the question of jurisdiction. In each of them, the parties had petitioned to go forward on an issue, only to discover at the hearing level, that the WCAB might not have jurisdiction to decide the matter. Practitioners should be...