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eNewsletter | May 2019

 
 


April 2019: The Top 16 Labor and Employment Law Stories

April 2019: The Top 16 Labor and Employment Law Stories
Fisher Phillips

Keep up with all the recent changes, evolving at a rapid pace, to labor and employment law.

Stay on top of the latest developments.

Despite DOL 'Gig Economy' Opinion Letter, State Wage and Hour Laws That Provide Greater Protections for Workers Still Trump Fair Labor Standards Act

Despite DOL 'Gig Economy' Opinion Letter, State Wage and Hour Laws That Provide Greater Protections for Workers Still Trump Fair Labor Standards Act
Foley & Lardner LLP

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter clarifying its stance on the classification of workers in the gig economy. However, DOL's position on the classification may not matter all that much for many in the gig economy.

See why gig economy workers may still be classified as "employees" under state law without regard to the FLSA.

WCRI: States Without Work Comp Fee Schedules Paying the Price

WCRI: States Without Work Comp Fee Schedules Paying the Price
Claims Journal

WCRI compared payments to hospitals for outpatient surgery in 36 states that together account for 88% of workers' compensation benefits paid in the United States.

Read more on the WCRI report and the states affected.

Employers May Face Higher Workers' Comp Pricing Without TRIA Renewal: Study

Employers May Face Higher Workers' Comp Pricing Without TRIA Renewal: Study
Business Insurance

Failure to renew or replace the federal terrorism insurance backstop could push employers into the residual workers compensation market and require them to pay higher comp premiums, according to a study released by RAND Corp.

Take a look at how workers comp insurers could respond if TRIA isn't extended.

NCCI State of the Line: Powered by Data-Driven Insights, Workers' Comp System is Delivering

NCCI State of the Line: Powered by Data-Driven Insights, Workers’ Comp System is Delivering
WorkCompWire

NCCI's Chief Actuary Kathy Antonello, delivered the company's highly anticipated State of the Line Report at its Annual Issues Symposium (AIS) which provided a detailed description of 2018 industry results, market indicators, and trends.

Read further to learn more on the findings in NCCI's report.

Big Comp Claims Raise Concerns

Big Comp Claims Raise Concerns
Business Insurance

Costly catastrophic claims are emerging in the workers compensation sector, partly driven by comorbidities and prescribing of expensive brand-name drugs, experts say.

Find out the concerns and how to proactively mitigate costs.

Marijuana Legalization Update: Five Things You Need to Know

Marijuana Legalization Update: Five Things You Need to Know
NCCI-Insights

Marijuana legalization continues to be a hot topic in 2019. Most states have legalized marijuana in some form, and there is much speculation around federal activity. NCCI is monitoring legislative, judicial, and other developments as this issue evolves.

Check out NCCI's latest update.

 
     

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