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Global Settlements

In the recent decision Stellar v. Sears, Roebuck and Co. , the Second District Court of Appeal ruled that, where the parties to a workers’ compensation and civil lawsuit were in dispute as to whether the settlement reached in the civil matter was intended to be “global”, the WCAB could...

Workers Comp Exclusive Remedy

In the recent [California] Court of Appeal decision, Sunline Transit v. Amalgamated Transit Union , the Court affirmed a fairly well established principle that an employer may be held liable for civil penalties when the employer’s decision to terminate is based on work related injuries and even...

California: The Reasonable Accommodation Process Done Right

In the recent (unpublished) decision by the California Court of Appeal, Moore v. California Surety , 2011 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 117 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. Jan. 7, 2011) , the Court held that the employer’s handling of the interactive process and attempts to provide reasonable accommodation to an...

Workers’ Compensation, Return to Work, and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Best practices for complying with the spirit and law of the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended in 2009 Roger Rabb, J.D., Special Correspondent for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter Employers dealing with injured workers are often preoccupied in the early stages of the...

Federal: Federal Court Oks Firing for Use of Medical Marijuana

In a case of first impression in the District of New Mexico, a federal district court held that an employer was under no obligation to accommodate an employee’s use of medical marijuana, even where the drug had been supplied to the employee under New Mexico’s Compassionate Use Act (“CUA”...