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eNewsletter | May 2017

 
 


April 2017: The 13 Biggest Labor and Employment Law Stories

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

April was another month that saw an above-average number of dramatic developments in Labor and Employment Law.

See what you and employers need to know.

How Construction Cons Steal Workers' Comp Premiums: It's a Shell Game

How Construction Cons Steal Workers’ Comp Premiums: It's a Shell Game
PropertyCasualty360

A troubling trend of construction firms illegally hiding workers in shell companies to avoid paying state-required workers' compensation coverage began emerging in Florida in the early 2000s. These shell schemes have risen to new levels of scope and sophistication in the last 10 years.

See why those companies were a visible warning of a national trend in premium fraud.

Unions Remind U.S.: 150 Workers Die Every Day From Job Injuries, Illnesses

Unions Remind U.S.: 150 Workers Die Every Day From Job Injuries, Illnesses
Insurance Journal

In 2015, 150 workers died from preventable work-related injuries and illnesses every day in the United States, on average, according to a report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, released by the AFL-CIO.

Read further about this report and its findings.

GOP Considering New Legislation to Ease Obama's Labor Policy

GOP Considering New Legislation to Ease Obama's Labor Policy
Washington Examiner

Republican lawmakers are considering a pro-business bill to nullify the Obama administration's efforts to expand the legal definition of "joint employer," which is when one business is legally responsible for workplace violations at another company's worksite.

Take a look at the issues surrounding the joint employer policy.

One Call Expert Says Comorbidities Complicate Worker' Comp Claims

One Call Expert Says Comorbidities Complicate Workers’ Comp Claims
Claims Journal

In workers' compensation, seemingly straightforward injuries may turn into prolonged and costly claims when comorbid conditions exist. These comorbidities can end up complicating treatment, recovery and return to work.

Gain insight on how these conditions are impacting claim cost and outcomes.

Employers are Breaking the Law If They Offer Comp Time Instead of OT

Employers Are Breaking the Law If They Offer Comp Time Instead of OT
Newsday

Many business owners think they're helping overtime-eligible employees by offering them comp time instead of paying them overtime, but they're actually putting themselves at risk of a lawsuit.

Find out why employers are in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

States Grapple with Opioid Restrictions

States Grapple with Opioid Restrictions
Business Insurance

Workers compensation experts say the industry is bracing for side effects and growing pains as more states aim to put opioid prescribing in check.

Read more on how reforms and new laws are impacting the industry.

 
     

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