The Ontario Divisional Court recently reconsidered a decision that held the right to bring a civil action in constructive dismissal against an employer for the same conduct asserted in a workers’ compensation claim is barred by statute.
An employee plans to continue to work full time from his RV while living in and visiting three different states this year. Will he be able to use the same health insurance plan? What if he gets injured? How do state leave laws apply?
On May 11, 2021, Washington State enacted SB 5115, the Health Emergency Labor Standards Act (HELSA), which expands the workers’ compensation framework for infectious and contagious diseases and imposes new notice requirements on employers.
On July 1, 2020, the Puerto Rico State Insurance Fund Corporation (“SIF”) announced the automatic extension of the deadline for employers to file the Payroll Statement for fiscal year 2020-2021, from July 20 to August 4, 2020.
Beginning July 1, 2020, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission will begin enforcing a new law that will affect how Virginia employers and their workers’ compensation insurance carriers respond to initial benefit claims filed by an injured worker.
As always, employers must prepare to file paperwork to secure workers’ compensation coverage for the upcoming policy year. This year, however, employers should bear in mind that employees who are teleworking must be considered as a different risk.