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Shift Start Times Can Impact Sleep, Alertness: Study

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - A report presented at SLEEP 2010, the 24th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC suggests that start shift time can impact sleep opportunities and the risk of on-the-job fatigue. Results indicate that estimated sleep durations varied...

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions

***NEW! TO READ AN UPDATED ANALYSIS OF THE 8/30/2012 VERSION OF SB 863, CLICK HERE . On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863.*** ***WARNING: The analysis below was based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. Several amendments were made to the bill since that time. *** The proposed “new...

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions

***NEW! TO READ AN UPDATED ANALYSIS OF THE 8/30/2012 VERSION OF SB 863, CLICK HERE . On 8/31/2012, the Legislature passed SB 863.*** ***WARNING: The analysis below was based on the 8/24/2012 version of SB 863. Several amendments were made to the bill since that time. *** The proposed “new...

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions (9/7/2012)

The following analysis is based on the 8/30/2012 amended version of SB 863: SB863, widely lauded as the “new and improved” workers’ compensation reform package passed both the houses of the legislature on Friday, August 31 and is now on the Governor’s desk waiting to be signed...

California Workers’ Compensation Reform SB 863 Analysis: Medical Treatment Provisions (9/7/2012)

The following analysis is based on the 8/30/2012 amended version of SB 863: SB863, widely lauded as the “new and improved” workers’ compensation reform package passed both the houses of the legislature on Friday, August 31 and is now on the Governor’s desk waiting to be signed...

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Worksite Healthy Sleep Program: Helping Employees Sleep One Z at a Time

By Robin E. Kobayashi, J.D., LexisNexis Legal & Professional Operations The CDC reports that 30 percent of civilian employed U.S. adults, which equates to 40.6 million workers, lack sufficient sleep. These adult workers are sleeping less than 6 hours a day, when the recommended amount of sleep...

New Hampshire: Truck Driver Injured When He Fell Asleep Should Recovery Comp Benefits

Quoting Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law , § 3.03 and relying upon its earlier decision in Appeal of Margeson , 162 N.H. 273, 27 A.3d 663 (2011), the Supreme Court of New Hampshire reversed the state’s Compensation Appeals Board and held that a truck driver’s severe injuries...

Missouri: Sleepy Worker Collects Disability for Breaking Her Ankle

The Commission in a 2-1 opinion affirmed an award of disability of more than $82,000 for a worker who fell because of a sleep disorder caused by working long shifts. Riggins v My Camp , 2015 MO WCLR Lexis 47 (May 14, 2015) An injured worker must show a risk source in order to recover benefits. The...

California: Direct Injuries vs. Compensable Consequences

The Importance of Knowing the Difference Between Direct Injuries and Compensable Consequences For dates of injury prior to 1/1/2013, injured workers were entitled to full workers’ compensation benefits for injuries to all body parts, regardless of whether the injury was a result of a “direct...