workers compensation

Personal injury cases often turn on whether one party was negligent. However, at law, negligence can have several different meanings.
Jim Terry attorney and partner of Terry and Kelly, PLLC notes that it's always best to make the report right away - the injury
Training employees in Health and Safety matters in the workplace has often been seen as a costly, disruption to operations
Last Friday, an Oklahoma state commission dealt a serious blow to efforts to further weaken protections for workers hurt on the job. Yes, you heard that right--an Oklahoma commission put its foot down to halt an erosion of workers' rights.
Historians may remember 2015 as the year of the minimum wage -- and for good reason. Twenty-one states and multiple cities raised the minimum wage in the past 12 months. The past year also saw other major advances for working Americans.
The moment has finally arrived for the people who actually do the work of moving, sharing and renting their goods through businesses like Uber and AirBnB to get some much-needed attention.
Jeff Lockhart was an integral part of Virginia's Bass Culture. Even though he suffered an untimely death, the community continues to remember him, three years later.
Whether your business is growing or you simply need to contain costs, outsourcing your HR can have a positive impact on productivity and profitability. Companies of all sizes in Hawaii outsource everything from bookkeeping and computer services to call center support. Why not HR?
As the Illinois General Assembly wraps up its second week of past-due budget wrangling, Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek looked at what House Speaker Michael Madigan might be thinking.
All it takes is a little thought, effort and commitment, and any workplace can reduce costs, increase productivity and maximize profits by making happiness a priority
One of the most pervasive and damaging trends we are seeing in the workplace is the deliberate misclassification of workers by employers looking to cut costs. Two judgments announced this week in Utah and Arizona demonstrate our commitment to cracking down on this practice, whereby companies claim that their workers are not employees but independent contractors.
ENNIS WHEDBEE’S CREW WAS RUSHING to prepare an oil well for pumping on the Sweet Grass Woman lease site, a speck of dusty
Labor Day encourages a review of the legal status of labor. Worker status is important because numerous statutes such as minimum wage and overtime requirements apply to employees but not to independent contractors.
We are facing a crisis. Deregulation has created a system in which workers are treated as disposable tools, easily replaced when they break. While the numbers may show job creation, the reality on the ground tells a story of individuals in dire situations.
A restraining order has been a traditional legal tool in domestic violence situations. However, the restraining order alone (printed on paper) will not physically protect an individual from a determined assailant.
We constantly see media reports of a lottery winner's estimated net amount after taxes. This is a reminder that every financial event has tax implications. The Internal Revenue Code broadly defines taxable gross income as income coming from any source.
New unemployment figures last week showed Illinois' jobless rate unchanged in August. That also means our second-worst national ranking is unchanged.
She and her fellow store managers didn't like thinking about the math, she said. After all, these were supposed to be the
"Her paternal grandparents received the amount, and did not give her a share," Hossain said. "Now, we only wait to test her
Health policy experts have long contended that one of the key reasons the Medicare program will eventually run out of money is because of the outsized influence lobbyists for health special interests have in Washington.