In an important update to Australia’s safety laws, the federal government has introduced a definition of “catastrophic injury” under the workers' compensation scheme, altering certain employer duties when responding to employee filings.
The end of the year brings many reasons to celebrate, and the vast majority of employers intend to make merry by hosting a holiday party of some sort. Nonetheless, a holiday party can create unintended negative consequences.
The California Legislature completed its substantive legislative work for the year in the very early morning hours of Thursday, September 1, 2016, with the usual frenetic, last-minute flurry of bill-passing,
Recent amendments to West Virginia's deliberate intent statute have raised the bar an injured worker must clear in order to circumvent the workers' compensation immunity afforded to the state's employers.