workers compensation

Millions of independent contractors and "gig" workers are especially vulnerable during the coronavirus slump.
Personal injury cases often turn on whether one party was negligent. However, at law, negligence can have several different meanings.
Cash benefits and supplemental benefits both can cover lost wages. Closing Notes In rare cases, a prehearing or mediation
If you think health and safety training is both expensive and wasteful. You don't want to wait o see how much one workplace
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.
Managers' quarterly bonuses -- a critical supplement for many, given average salaries in the mid- to high-$30,000s -- hinge
Nuresta's paternal grandparents said they received about $2,500 from the prime minister's relief fund for the death of her