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NY: Senate Passes Historic Bill to Protect Domestic Workers

New York, NY (CompNewsNetwork) - The New York State Senate passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (S2311D/Savino) making New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protections for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades. ...

Use of Sick Leave to Attend Medical Appointments: Cal. Comp. Cases December Advanced Postings (11/19/2012)

Here’s the first batch of advanced postings for the December 2012 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com subscribers can link to the cases to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved. Robin Redwine, Petitioner v. Workers' Compensation...

Women on the Verge: Menopause Symptoms in the Workplace

By Robin E. Kobayashi, JD, LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations When it comes to employee wellness and costs borne by employers, studies tend to focus on the “big three”: cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. But no one—well, at least in our workers’ comp...

New York: Claimant Was Not Due Full Day’s Disability Pay for Weekly Half-Hour Appointment with Psychologist

A New York court has held a worker who had established a compensable claim for an adjustment disorder with mixed depressed mood and anxiety and chronic emotional stress was nevertheless not entitled to payment for intermittent lost time for certain time off that had been charged as sick leave where it...

California: WCAB Finds Section 132a Trumps a Collective Bargaining Agreement

How the WCAB resurrected 132a in a sick leave case In Rivera v. County of Alameda , 2015 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS --, the WCAB affirmed the WCJ’s finding that the employer, the County of Alameda, violated Labor Code § 132a [ LC 132a ] by precluding the applicant, a juvenile institutional...