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eNewsletter | April 2017

 
     
 

March 2017: The 15 Biggest Labor and Employment Law Stories

March 2017: The 15 Biggest Labor and Employment Law Stories
Lexology

It's hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law as the last few months have seen an unprecedented number of them.

Stay on top of the latest developments with March's 15 biggest issues.

Joint Employer Relationship Between Contractors and Subcontracts Redefined by a Federal Appeals Court

Joint Employer Relationship Between Contractors and Subcontracts Redefined by a Federal Appeals Court
JD Supra Business Advisor

The U.S. Fourth District Court of Appeals recently made changes to the joint employer standard under the Fair Labor Standards Act that makes it difficult for a contractor to avoid being considered a joint employer with its subcontractors.

Take a look at what this means for businesses.

CDI Issues Directive on New Workers' Comp Law Pertaining to Exclude Employees

CDI Issues Directive on New Workers’ Comp Law Pertaining to Excluded Employees
Insurance Journal

The California Department of Insurance (CDI) notified the Workers' Compensation Insurance Rating Board (WCIRB) of its concerns that some insurers may be in violation of Assembly Bill 2883. This law defines who can be excluded from the definition of an employee.

See why the CDI has concerns for exemption violations.

Suits Target Safety Violations to Bypass Comp

Suits Target Safety Violations to Bypass Comp
Business Insurance

Injured workers and their families increasingly are turning away from the "Grand Bargain" of the U.S. workers compensation system and heading to court, particularly targeting employer actions deemed willful violations of workplace safety rules.

Read more on these legal challenges.

New York City Is Poised to Prohibit Inquiries Into Salary History

New York City Is Poised to Prohibit Inquiries Into Salary History
Lexology

New York City Council passed a bill that would amend the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to prohibit all NYC employers from requesting a job applicant's salary history.

Find out more on this NYC bill.

Payers Benefit From Newer Claims Technology

Payers Benefit From Newer Claims Technology
Risk & Insurance

The shift from legacy to cloud-based systems is unlocking new benefits and new possibilities for employers and other claims payers.

Read more on the benefits of the newer technology.

Psychosocial Issues Main Barrier to Successful Workers' Comp Claims Outcomes

Psychosocial Issues Main Barrier to Successful Workers’ Comp Claims Outcomes
Claims Journal

Claims leaders rank psychosocial issues as the number one barrier to successful claim outcomes, according to Rising Medical Solutions' 2016 Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Study survey.

Read further about this survey and its findings.

 
     

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