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FL: Publix Supermarket Shooting Highlights Difficulty of Bringing Workplace Violence Lawsuits

TARPON SPRINGS, FL - The St. Petersburg Times reports that in the wake of the Publix Supermarket shooting on Tuesday in Tarpon Springs where Arunya Rouch, a seafood department worker, was accused of shooting Gregory Janowski in his car before going inside the store where she was later wounded by police...

The International Scene: Sacked Through Facebook, Death by iPad, Facial Injuries, ER Violence

Here's a round up of interesting workplace news from around the world... - In what is believed to be the first termination notice through Facebook, a 16-year-old worker was informed by her boss at the cafe where she worked that she was being let go for losing a 10 pound note. See report in the...

The International Scene: Schoolyard Fight, Workplace Violence, Sleep Disorders, Farm Deaths, Workplace Safety

Here’s a round up of recent interesting news from around the world… Glasgow Teacher Gets Punched in Mouth, Denied Compensation. From Scotland we have the recent news story about a 58-year old teacher who tried to stop two pupils from fighting, but was punched in the mouth, breaking her...

Workplace Violence Can Put Your Company At Risk

Asheville, NC (CompNewsNetwork) - Traditionally, the workplace has been thought of as a safe environment, the place where we often spend more time with our co-workers than our own families. But that perception changed dramatically on a hot August day in 1986, when a postal worker in Edmund, Oklahoma...

Plays Well With Others? Not In DE--Section 2353(b) Forfeiture Defense Upheld For Employer

Once again this week the Detour & Frolic pauses on the forfeiture statute, this time Section 2353(b), sometimes called the "recklessness defense". Rarely raised, even more rarely victorious. So props to Chris McGarry at Elzufon Austin Tarlov & Mondell for getting it right......But he...

Workplace Violence: Fatal Shooting at Dental Office Was Not Sufficiently Connected to Employment

Good News: Overall Reduction in Violent Crime, “In” and “Out” of the Workplace With the stalled economy, high unemployment (and even higher levels of underemployment), record budget deficits at both the federal and state levels, under-water mortgages, the Greek debt crisis...

Workplace Violence: Fatal Shooting at Dental Office Was Not Sufficiently Connected to Employment

Good News: Overall Reduction in Violent Crime, “In” and “Out” of the Workplace With the stalled economy, high unemployment (and even higher levels of underemployment), record budget deficits at both the federal and state levels, under-water mortgages, the Greek debt crisis,...

LexisNexis® Workers Compensation Law Community Podcast: Scott Beckman on the 2012 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition

In this edition, Scott Beckman, Vice President of Claims for ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co. and Chair of RIMS Conference Programming Committee, highlights the sessions, events and keynote speakers, including Moneyball's Billy Beane, for the 2012 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition which will be held...

2012 RIMS Annual Conference April 15-18: Why Workers’ Comp Defense Attorneys Should Attend the Lollapalooza of the Risk Management Industry

The 2012 RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition April 15-18 in Philadelphia is the lollapalooza of the risk management industry, what with its high energy, dynamic speakers, 120+ sessions, 10,000 attendees from 50 different countries, 400 exhibitors, and numerous networking opportunities. Find out why...

No Boundaries – RIMS 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition

By Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq. The annual conference held by the Risk and Insurance Management Society is being held April 15 through April 18 at the Philadelphia Convention Center and, as always, is anticipated to be the biggest gathering of insurance professionals all year. With more than 120 sessions...

California Workers' Comp Case Roundup (12/2/2012)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 77 No. 11 Nov. 2012 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2012 LexisNexis. All rights reserved...

Pennsylvania: Attendant Care-Providing Mother's Injuries at Hands of Knife-Wielding Son Are Compensable

In a split decision involving bizarre circumstances, a Pennsylvania appellate court recently held that a woman employed under a state-funded program to provide attendant care services at her residence for her adult son, and who was brutally attacked by the knife-wielding son while she slept, may recover...

Workplace Violence: Employer Strategies for Prevention of Violence and Preparing for OSHA Inspections

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation. Despite strides made in recent years in reducing the overall number of work-related deaths, the nation...

Risky Business for Small Retailers: The Hard Sell for Workplace Violence Prevention Programs

How can public health departments and occupational safety organizations engage small retailers to participate in a workplace violence prevention program (WVPP)? Using a formal business networking organization might seem like an obvious first choice, but to reach the smallest of the small, you might have...

Nebraska: Internet Search for Registered Sex Offenders Leads to Workplace Assault

A Nebraska appellate court affirmed the denial of workers’ compensation benefits for an employee who sustained injuries to his nose, clavicle and shoulder when he was assaulted on the employer’s premises by a co-worker wielding a brass hammer. Prior to the incident, the two had little contact...

Tragedy in Paris Reminds Us that Workplace Violence Is a Serious Risk

As the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference concluded in Las Vegas last week, there were workers in restaurants and the concert venue in Paris experiencing real time workplace violence scenarios just like those discussed at the conference. Joining tragedies such as Virginia...