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HTMLPennsylvania Supreme Court Holds That A Workers' Compensation Judge Has the Authority to Reject Uncontradicted Testimony Given By A Medical Witness Who Performed An Impairment Rating Examination
Francis X. Wickersham; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 20, 2016, previously published on June 13, 2016
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently reversed a decision of the Commonwealth Court concerning testimony given by a medical witness who performed an Impairment Rating Examination (IRE) on a claimant. The claimant sustained multiple injuries in a 2005 work-related motor vehicle accident. In a...

 

HTML2016 Tennessee Legislative Update
James R. Mulroy; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 8, 2016, previously published on May 26, 2016
In its latest session, the Tennessee Legislature passed four bills that affect Tennessee public and private employers’ workplace policies and procedures.

 

HTMLFlorida Supreme Court Holds Mandatory Attorney’s Fee Schedule In Workers’ Compensation Cases Unconstitutional But Declines To Consider Other Constitutional Challenges To The Workers’ Compensation Statute
Conroy Simberg;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2016, previously published on April 28, 2016
The Florida Supreme Court has issued a long-awaited opinion in Castellanos v. Next Door Co., Case No. S13-2082 (Fla., April 28, 2016), in which the Court held that the mandatory fee schedule in Florida Statute 440.34 (2009) is unconstitutional. The Court reasoned that the statute, which...

 

HTMLFirst Department Reopens 25-a for Claims With Policies Prior to Oct. 1, 2013
Jamie L. Caldwell, Danielle S. Engel, Alexis Hatten, Chelsea Keenan, Brandon W. Sawyer; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2016, previously published on April 18, 2016
On April 14, a New York appellate court found unconstitutional the statute closing the Fund for Reopened Cases (Section 25-a) for purposes of workers’ compensation insurance policies issued before October 1, 2013. For qualifying cases, insurers underwriting policies in New York once again...

 

HTMLFirst DCA, Florida Supreme Court Use 1, 2 Punch To Knockout Workers’ Compensation Fee Provisions, But Exclusivity Maintained
McConnaughhay Coonrod Pope Weaver Stern Thomas P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016
In a span of less than 10 days, two decisions issued by the First District Court of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court have resulted in the evisceration of the statutory fee requirements in Chapter 440. The First District Court of Appeal issued its decision in Miles v. City of Edgewater, Case No....

 

HTMLDOL Announces FMLA Guide for Employers and Forthcoming Poster
Shawe Rosenthal LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016
The Department of Labor recently announced that it will be issuing a revised Family and Medical Leave Act poster and that it has released a new FMLA resource for employers: “The Employer’s Guide to the Family and Medical Leave Act.”

 

HTMLRecent Win: Lesley Joseph v. Monmouth County
Carla P. Aldarelli; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2016, previously published on April 20, 2016
Recently, in Joseph v. Monmouth County, A-4144-13T3 (App. Div. December 14, 2015), the Supreme Court of New Jersey denied certification of the Appellate Division’s affirmation of the trial court’s dismissal of this case.

 

HTMLSeveral New Worker's Compensation Provisions Favorable to Wisconsin Employers
Dean Frederick Kelley; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 26, 2016
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law several new employer-friendly 2016 amendments to the state’s Worker’s Compensation Act. In addition to cutting the statute of limitations for traumatic injury claims in half, from 12 years to 6, the amendments also deny benefits to...

 

HTMLJersey City Proposes Groundbreaking Minimum Workweek Ordinance
Jeffrey J. Corradino, Eugene U. Ubawike; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 29, 2016
The City of Jersey City, New Jersey, recognizing that building service employees compose “a significant portion” of those who work in the City, is considering an ordinance to establish a minimum 30-hour workweek for them. The measure, launched by City Council President Rolando Lavarro,...

 

HTMLCalifornia Governor Signs Paid Family Leave Expansion Into Law
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 11, 2016
On April 11, 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will increase the wage replacement rate under the Paid Family Leave program for California workers from its current level of 55 percent to 60 or 70 percent (depending on the worker’s income). Assembly Bill No. 908 (AB...

 


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