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IL: AWW Should Not Include Self-Employed Income From Piano Lessons Offered in Claimant’s Home

An Illinois appellate court recently held that the state’s Workers’ Compensation Commission incorrectly calculated the claimant's average weekly wage under 820 ILCS 305/10 by including profits from claimant’s self-employment—providing piano lessons in her home. The court indicated...

The Resilience of the Self-Employed

Higher Quality of Life and Preventative Health Measures are Associated With Less Absenteeism and Presenteeism Technological advances, combined with the layoffs of the Great Recession, have altered the landscape of the American workforce. Some displaced workers have opened their own businesses, while...

New Study Shows Earnings Losses Persist Much Longer After Work-Related Injury, Even for Minor Injuries

Income benefits paid to workers through the workers’ compensation system replace a smaller fraction of lost income benefits than previously believed Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator...

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...