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Julie Myers Wood Discusses Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Julie Myers Wood, former Assistant Secretary running U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), examines the new Arizona immigration law (S.B. 1070, amended by H.B. 2162). She analyzes some key relevant provisions, including the requirement for aliens to register...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (10/22/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Undocumented Worker, Consequential Injury, Injuries From False Arrest, Occupational Disease - Lyme Disease, Light Work Duty. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation...

U.S. Supreme Court Won't Hear Illegal Alien Work Injury Case

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a case from Louisiana concerning workers' compensation benefits for an injured worker who was an illegal alien, and whether the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 preempts state law awards of workers' compensation benefits to illegal...

Divided Sixth Circuit Court Delivers Body Blow to Michigan’s Continuing Battle Regarding RICO Claims and Comp Exclusivity

By Thomas A. Robinson A divided Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Brown v. Cassens Transp. Co. , 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 6929 (6th Cir. Apr. 6, 2012), has again reversed the dismissal of plaintiff employees’ RICO action and remanded it to the United States District Court for the Eastern District...

Federal: Retaliatory Discharge Action Not Dependent Upon CBA

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a former employee's state court, state-law, retaliatory discharge claim under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act (IWCA), was not a “disguised action under the Labor Management Relations Act, 29 U.S.C.S. § 185, so as to allow removal...

Court Denies Writ of Review of Enriquez En Banc Opinion (Air Ambulance Services): Cal. Comp. Cases August Advanced Postings (7/30/2014)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for August 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Zenith Insurance Company, insurer for...

Undocumented Workers: U.S. Supreme Court Denies Cert in Sierra Chemical v. Salas

California WCAB applies Salas to another Salas case 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 world. Now that the California Supreme Court...

King v. CompPartners, Inc., et al.: Do Utilization Review Physicians Owe a Duty of Care to Applicants and What Is the Nature and Scope of the Duty of Care

By Raymond F. Correio, Esq. A recent decision from the Fourth District Court of Appeal, King v. CompPartners, Inc., et al. 243 Cal.App.4th 685, 80 Cal. Comp. Cases 10 , certified for publication, raises a number of provocative issues which will no doubt impact on the ongoing contentious battle between...

Federalization of Workers’ Comp: Politics, Opt-Outs and Survival of the State-Based Status Quo

By Karen C. Yotis, Esq., Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter A chronicle of workers’ compensation in the United States tells the story of a persistent (but failing) federal advocacy that gives way to entrenched special interests . . . Every ...

Workers’ Comp Agency Declares Oklahoma Opt-Out Statute Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission’s decision may ultimately have set up a collision between ERISA preemption and the Oklahoma State Constitution By Michael C. Duff, Assoc. Dean of Student Programs and External Relations, and Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law, University...

California: Do Collective Bargaining Agreements Preempt Labor Code Section 132a?

Undercurrents and Future Currents: Bargaining Outside the Law in Labor Code Section 132a By Brad Wixen, Esq. In the case of Salazar v. Leprino Foods , 2016 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the facts are straightforward. The employer was found after trial to have wrongfully discriminated against an...

Workers’ Compensation Opt-Out Laws: No Escape From ERISA Preemption?

In ERISA Congress has created a “lock-box” in which it both carefully defines and limits state exclusions from the statute and aggressively sweeps up through preemption anything that remains. Thus, if an employee welfare benefit plan is not clearly and exactly excluded from ERISA, any state...