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Arbitrator Rules For Kansas City Chiefs: Players Must Pursue Workers’ Comp in Missouri, Not California

Former Kansas City Chiefs football players cannot seek California workers' compensation benefits under the rationale that their cumulative injuries occurred in various cities and states. Numerous injured NFL players have filed workers' compensation claims in California, which has more generous...

CWCI Report Documents Increasing Workers’ Comp Losses For California Public Self-Insureds

A new California Workers’ Compensation Institute analysis of more than 10 years’ worth of data compiled by the California Office of Self-Insurance Plans (OSIP) shows that for the fifth year in a row, increases in the average loss per claim, led by escalating medical losses, pushed up total...

Missouri: Appeals Court Remands Retaliation Claim by State Employees

State employees at the Missouri Department of Mental Health claimed they were harassed, intimidated, coerced and punished for pursuing worker's compensation cases and sought money and equitable relief. The circuit court found the plaintiffs could not pursue a discrimination claim under 287.780 because...

Regulatory Challenges Regarding Self-Insured Groups: Failures Prompt New Regulation

By John Stahl, Esq. An April 2012 International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) report entitled “ Self-Insured Groups for Workers’ Compensation: Effective Regulatory Strategies ” on obtaining workers’ compensation coverage through a Self-Insured...

Psycho-Social Challenges of Managing Employee Illness: Presenteeism, Absenteeism, and "Monday Effect" Oh My

By John Stahl, Esq. The concept of “it’s complicated” extends beyond describing a romantic relationship; it also often applies to the relationship between an employee’s illness or injury and that person’s employment. One concern is lost productivity associated with ill...