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WC and Medical Marijuana

WC and Medical Marijuana

By Workers Compensation

The marijuana landscape is changing in America, and as more states adopt medical marijuana laws, the higher the likelihood that states’ workers’ compensation laws will have to change. States are utilizing a variety of ways to address use of the drug, and it seems clear that workers’ compensation will eventually…

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Team-Building Fails

Team-Building Fails

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Team-building exercises are a $46 billion per year industry in America, and nearly one-third of American employers utilize them. When done properly, individual contributors can find common ground and bond in ways that collectively improve workplace quality of life. When executed poorly, you could have a workers’ compensation claim on…

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Work Injuries

Work Injuries

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If you get injured at work, you do not need to prove that your employer was negligent, and it does not matter if you were negligent either when the injury occurred. As long as you were injured at work while performing your regular job duties, you can file a workers’…

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Would You Like Fines with That?

Would You Like Fines with That?

By Workers Compensation

Lafayette Bakery in Carmel, California has become a local hotspot, known for its bread and sweets. Despite its loyal following, Lafayette may close down because the owners cannot pay the fines that they incurred for the time they did not carry workers’ compensation insurance. In September 2018, an investigator with…

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Rising Opioid Concerns in WNY

Rising Opioid Concerns in WNY

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Changes to New York State’s workers’ compensation policies could pose problems for residents who rely on the program for pain management. The NYS Workers’ Compensation Board is limiting the frequency with which physicians can conduct urine drug tests from “at least” three to four times each year to a maximum…

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